COP27 will have the first pavilion dedicated to food systems

Fighting hunger and food insecurity will be one of the topics discussed at the event dedicated to solutions to climate change

The fight against hunger will be one of the topics discussed side by side with the global warming at COP27 (United Nations Conference on Climate Change), which will be held in November in Egypt. 

During the event, experts from around the world will present solutions that, if implemented, can be very beneficial for the environment, for food security and promoting more sustainable economies, reports Forbes.

For the first time in its history, COP27 will have a pavilion dedicated to food systems: the Food Systems Pavilion will focus on actions, strategies and practical solutions so that the entire food value chain accelerates its transition to a more sustainable model with low emission of polluting gases.

Transforming the world's food systems could generate US$4.5 trillion (or R$23 trillion) annually in new economic opportunities by 2030 while ensuring social justice and food security, says co-host Food and Land Use Coalition of the pavilion (as well as saving around R$ 29.8 trillion per year in damage to people and the planet during this period). These values are 15 times higher than the annual investment required to implement the transformations, equivalent to R$ 1.8 trillion.

Looking at the ways of producing, distributing and consuming food seeking transformative solutions is essential to several issues, from climate changes to the eradication of hunger. Some examples of sustainable innovations in the area are technologies that reduce post-harvest food losses and waste in the United States or food farms seaweed as an alternative for adapting to climate change in India, for example. 

It is also worth highlighting Aleph Farms, a meat cultured plant participating in COP27 to showcase cultivation from real cow cells, replicated outside the animal. Another company that will also be part of the event is InFarm, which develops a global network of urban farms alongside NGOs that support farmers and small-scale producers.

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