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COP28 and Beyond: Food Systems Financing

2023 MEA Summit

COP28 and Beyond: Food Systems Financing

Thursday, December 7, 2023
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Abu Dhabi Rosewood - Yasmine Ballroom

This session builds on conversations held across the Milken Institute’s global signature events and alongside preparations for COP28 (UN Climate Change Conference 2023), where food systems are a growing focus. Despite 30 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions resulting from food systems activities, only 3 percent of public climate financing is directed toward addressing them. Reframing the goals of climate financing to include investments in food systems will require global public-private collaboration. Particularly in nations grappling with concerns about food security amid a changing climate, investments in climate-smart innovations related to food production and distribution are essential. Panelists representing a range of investment perspectives will discuss the imperative and business cases for investing in food systems to address climate change and food as national security. 

Holly Freishtat
Senior Director, Feeding Change, Milken Institute
Jeremy Coller
Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner, Coller Capital; Founder and Chair, FAIRR
Sanjeev Krishnan
Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director, S2G Ventures
Mihir Pershad
Founder and CEO, Umami Bioworks Pte. Ltd
Gunhild A. Stordalen
Founder and Executive Chair, EAT