Invitation: Rethinking Protein Conference, 3 June

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On 3 June 2021, the Jeremy Coller Foundation and the FAIRR Initiative will host the first international law and policy conference on the future of protein:

RETHINKING PROTEIN: ACCELERATING LAW AND POLICY IN THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM

You are warmly invited to attend this half-day virtual summit, which will focus on the role of policymaking in food system transitions and policy levers to support a healthy and ??sustainable food system within planetary boundaries.

It will bring together influential figures from the worlds of policymaking, law and responsible investment, as well as the wider agricultural industry. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, Chair of The Elders
  • Eric Usher, Head of UNEP Finance Initiative
  • Dr Maria Neira, Director of Environment, Climate Change and Health, World Health Organization
  • Philip Lymbery, Chief Executive, Compassion in World Farming
  • Dr Gunhild Stordalen, Founder and Executive Chair of EAT
  • Professor Tim Benton, Research Director, Chatham House
  • Jeremy Coller, Founder, FAIRR Initiative, and CIO, Coller Capital

Reforming the intensive animal agriculture industry has a crucial part to play in a successful green COVID-19 recovery, and in future pandemic prevention. This conference seeks to change the conversation to reflect the importance of a transition to sustainable protein production to feed the world while protecting climate, biodiversity, human health and animal welfare.

Sessions will focus on the future of the Asian food industry; what works best to create policy change; how the food industry can undergo a resilient recovery; and key policy levers to address health, animal welfare and sustainability holistically.

DATE
Thursday, 3 JuneTIME
08:30 – 16:00 (BST)

AGENDA

THE FUTURE OF FOOD IN ASIA: GREEN FINANCE FOR CLIMATE & BIODIVERSITY ACTION
08:30-09:15 (BST) / 09:30-10:15 (CET) / 15:30-16:15 (CST)
In the run-up to the CDB Conference in China, biodiversity risk is proving to be a key point of discussion for investors, as is the risk of climate change. As well as exploring the implications of this increased focus on biodiversity and nature-based solutions for food and agricultural systems, particularly in Asian markets, the panel will discuss how agricultural investments are affected by the transition to net-zero emissions. It will also look at the emerging growth of investments in sustainable protein.
EMERGING FROM COVID-19: A RESILIENT RECOVERY FOR THE FOOD SECTOR
12:00-12:45 (BST) | 13:00-13:45 (CET) | 07:00-07:45 (EDT) | 19:00-19:45 (CST)
As the global economy emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is increasing recognition that food system transitions can contribute to the objectives of ‘building back better’ and preventing future pandemics. Repurposing subsidies and aligning finance flows with global climate and biodiversity goals can contribute to these objectives. The opening plenary will explore these issues, including how recovery packages in the EU and UK can contribute to a sustainable food system.
POLICY LEVERS: DRIVING POLICY CHANGE FOR FOOD SYSTEM TRANSFORMATIONS
14:00-14:45 (BST) | 15:00-15:45 (CET) | 09:00-09:45 (EDT) | 18:30-19:30 (IST)
This panel session will explore effective policy and legal levers to drive improved public health, animal welfare and environmental objectives through a transition to more sustainable and healthy consumption and production. The panel will bring together thought leaders who work on law and legislation, political change, and policy innovation.
A SUSTAINABLE, EQUITABLE AND JUST TRANSITION FOR FOOD PRODUCERS
15:00-16:00 (BST) | 16:00-17:00 (CET) | 10:00-11:00 (EDT)
*This session will be a part of the UN Food System Summit and held as an independent dialogue.
A transition to a more sustainable food system will require action from all stakeholders in the food system. Global participation is required to transform food supply chains in all parts of the world. This session will bring together stakeholders from the development space, as well as investors and farming groups, to discuss the importance of a just and equitable transition to a sustainable food system. It will also ask how we can ensure producers are centred in the transition.