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[ClimateWeekNYC] ClimateShot: The agricultural innovation race to...

September 20, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

ClimateShot: The agricultural innovation race to save our planet 

Find out how to connect research & innovation with the global partnerships that transform food systems for a climate-smart future!

15:00-16:15 CET

This is a make-or-break year to secure meaningful commitments in addressing the climate crisis and putting our food systems on a sustainable path before it's too late...and we need YOU to transform our food systems and save our planet.

A key part of such a transformation will be a step change in agricultural innovation to support ambitious action. But how can stakeholders across the food system join forces to ensure agricultural innovation contributes to climate mitigation, adaptation and resilience?

Join us to debate the emerging ‘Action Agenda for Innovation’ that's going to be launched at the UN COP26 climate summit in Glasgow this November.


  • Alex Halliday, Founding Dean, Columbia Climate School


  • Walter E. Baethgen, Senior Research Scientist, IRI, and Co-Director, Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems Network
  • Patrick O. Brown, CEO and Founder, Impossible Foods
  • Sean de Cleene, Head of Food Systems Initiative, World Economic Forum and Chair of the Innovation Lever, UN Food Systems Summit
  • Victoria Prentis, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
  • Ishmael Sunga, Chief Executive Officer, Southern-African Confederation of Agricultural Unions
  • Leselle Karen Vincent, MPA in Development Practice, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Organized by CCAFS, FCDO, and the Columbia Climate School

The Climate Group has selected the Columbia Climate School as its university partner for this year’s Climate Week NYC. Running Sept. 20-26, Climate Week NYC convenes key climate leaders to accelerate climate action and discuss ambitious commitments ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, or COP26, later this fall in Glasgow.

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