Past Program


From COVID-19 to the climate crisis, the deep interconnections between human, animal, and planetary health, and the consequences for social, environmental and economic sustainability, can no longer be denied. Transformational change is needed. Coordinated action across food and agriculture sectors to tackle climate change could simultaneously improve food security and nutrition, and, if managed well, reduce pressure on land, sequester carbon, and support biodiversity conservation. However, transformation cannot happen without systems-thinking, safeguards, equity and rights-based approaches in place. 

As part of the UNFCCC Race to Zero dialogues series, this webinar aims to connect policymakers and non-Party actors from the climate community with food systems leaders and innovators. With a focus building momentum towards the UN Food Systems Summit and COP26, panelists and respondents discussed key issues and explored concrete opportunities for collective action. 

In early 2020, the Global Alliance for the Future of Food and Salzburg Global Seminar convened more than 300 changemakers, experts, and leaders from local to global levels in an online program on the climate emergency and the future of food. The “Salzburg Process” revealed many opportunities to galvanize collective action and highlighted the need for further dialogue and exploration around key issues. 

This webinar hosted on November 17, 2020, is part of the continued conversation. The webinar was delivered in English, and supported by live translation in the five UN languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish.