A4FC COP26 Delegation, Messaging, and Events!

The Act4Food Act4Change team is attending the COP26 2021 summit in Glasgow with seven youth delegates! We are here to ensure that food is part of the discussion and that solutions to improve our current food systems are included in member states’ nationally determined contributions (NDCs). 

We have released our position statement for COP26 to advocate for the inclusion of food systems within the UNFCCC negotiations. The position statement is intended for government officials, youth advocates, and NGOs working on the intersection between food and climate. 

We have set up a few events in the blue and green zones to introduce our message. Our youth leaders will also participate in several UN events. You can find the programme in which they will participate down below:

Act4Food Act4Change Events (UK time zone):

Event TitleDate and TimeLocation
Global Youth Calls COP26 Leaders to Make Food a FocusFriday, November 5th, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.Blue Zone event with WWF, Panda Hub, Youth Day
Act4Food Act4Change: Calling all Young People to be Agents of Change in Food Systems TransformationSunday, November 7th, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.Science Theatre, Green Zone event
Act4Food Act4Change: Calling all young people to be Agents of Change in Food Systems TransformationTuesday, November 9th, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.Recipes for Resilience venue, Salvation Army,1 Houldsworth Street, Glasgow, G3 8ED

Other Events the team is participating in (UK time zone):

Event TitleOrganizerYouth participantDate and TimeLocation
Recipes for resiliencyYoungo
Food at COP
Bernis Cunningham4th Nov 2021

9:00 – 10:30
Nourish Scotland
The Future of Food Systems: Game-changing
innovations for inclusive transformation
FAO – WFF – IFADRayan Kassem5th Nov 2021

9:00 – 10:30
IFAD Pavilion
Global Conference on health and Climate change
Panel session – solution spotlight – food systems
and biodiversity
WHORayan Kassem6th Nov 2021

12:00 – 13:00
Caledonian University
What does climate resilience mean in practice?
Showcasing risk management actions across
and within sectors
FAORayan Kassem8th Nov 2021

10:00 – 11:00
Hydro Pavilion
Empowering communities and smallholder
farmers for local action with global impacts
Rare, IUCNRayan Kassem11th Nov 2021

12:00 – 13:00
Nature Pavilion

Food should be a key element in the climate change debate. Youth have a fundamental role to mobilize the political will. One important element for our policy advocacy capacity is to network with youth groups with similar interests. We need unity in the environmental movement to accomplish our objective on justice and climate friendly food systems. Act4Food Act4Change is committed to spreading the climate justice message on the food system debate.

04 Nov 2021

Starts at: 09:00 (Europe/Zurich)

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