Brighter Green will be at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco from September 12-14th to witness new and existing commitment announcements by sub-national actors, as well as push for policies and positions that would create a more equitable, climate-friendly food system and land use management. On the 11th, we will be hosting an affiliate event.
Organized with Loyola Marymount University, Mediterranean City Climate Change Consortium (MC-4), VegFund, ProVeg International, Friends of the Earth, and members of the Food and Climate Alliance, “Food and Climate Strategy Session: Building Solidarity with Demand-side Solutions” will be a participatory strategy session to come up with concrete, short-term instruments for solutions.
We look to have a fruitful, facilitated discussion, framed by a few short introductory presentations by technical experts and change-makers. We seek to engage, link, and find ways to collaborate and push forward ambitious climate action in the food, agriculture, and land use sector, by focusing on mitigation and co-benefits from shifting diets (specifically in populations that are over-consuming). Together we’ll dive into difficult questions and seek to develop cross-sectoral strategies (global, national, sub-national, and local) that move forward shifting diets as a climate change mitigation strategy, highlighting the role of meat and other animal-based products, as well as feed. Participation from different disciplines, especially individuals/organizations from the global South, is welcome and encouraged. The event will include an informal reception featuring creative, climate-friendly food.
Food and Climate Strategy Session: Building Solidarity with Demand-side Solutions
Tuesday 11 September
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (525 Golden Gate Avenue), 2nd Floor
Event is open, but RSVP highly encouraged to ensure seating availability (RSVP here: http://bit.ly/fcagcas).