January 27, 2021: 09:00 – 09:45CET. Transforming Food Systems and Land Use (Option 1)
While more than 1 billion tonnes of food are still wasted every year and agriculture remains a major driver of water use, climate change and nature loss, a nature-positive economy could create 395 million new jobs by 2030. With the Biodiversity COP15 and the UN Food Systems Summit scheduled for 2021, this Leadership Panel examines how to scale inclusive action to transform food systems, improve farmer livelihoods and restore nature.
- Hiroko KuniyaExecutive Director, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Project, Asahi Shimbun
- Rutte Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Office of the Prime Minister of the Netherlands
- David Beasley Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
- Geraldine Matchett Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Royal DSM NV Joined DSM as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Managing Board in 2014.
- Jeffrey Lu MinfangChief Executive Officer, China Mengniu Dairy Co. Ltd
Mark Rutte referred to the IFC report which states that Climate Investment Opportunities Total $23 Trillion in Emerging Markets by 2030.
- The IFC’s study, based on the national climate-change commitments and underlying policies of 21 emerging-market economies, representing 48 percent of global emissions, identified sectors in each region where the potential for investment is greatest.
- The report also points to important government action to enable the full scale of investment opportunities in these markets.
- Sub-Saharan Africa represents a $783 billion opportunity—particularly for clean energy in Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.