COP28 Side-Event Climate-Finance-Food Nexus: Navigating the Climate Risks and Opportunities

The Jeremy Coller Foundation and FAIRR Initiative are hosting a side event in Dubai during COP28. The session will take place in the Food4Climate Pavilion (Blue Zone) and will be titled ‘Climate-Finance-Food Nexus: Navigating the Climate Risks and Opportunities’.

At this event, we will navigate the intricate interplay of global climate change, financial systems, and food production. The event is designed to provide critical insights into the livestock industry and its critical role in meeting our climate goals.

During the event, the FAIRR Initiative's Climate Risk Tool will be demonstrated by Simi Thambi PhD, Climate Economist. This innovative tool combines a global land use model with company-level financial information of the biggest meat and dairy producers, to showcase the magnitude of financial risks that the livestock investment sector is likely to face under different scenarios of global warming. The findings from the tool underline the necessity for investors to acknowledge these embedded risks and consider the potential for portfolio diversification towards more sustainable, environmentally friendly investment strategies.

The presentation will be followed by a panel of leading industry experts who will share their perspectives on opportunities that can be leveraged to amplify the role of this sector in meeting global climate and nature ambitions.

The confirmed speakers include:

  • Sean Kidney, Co-founder and CEO, Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Graham Watkins, Chief of the Climate Change Division, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Yunwen Bai, Vice President, Institute of Finance and Sustainability (IFS), Beijing
  • Luiz Amaral, CEO, Science Based Targets Initiative

Opening remarks: Jeremy Coller, Founder, FAIRR Initiative.

The information about the event is as follows:

  • Date: Monday, 4 December 2023
  • Time: 14:00-14:45 (Dubai Time)
  • Venue: Food4Climate Pavilion (Blue Zone)

We kindly encourage you to register your attendance and forward this invitation to any colleagues who might be in Dubai for COP28 and are interested in this topic.

We look forward to your presence at this insightful event. Contact Simi Thami PhD, Climate Economist, if you find this interesting but can't make it this time, and she will be delighted to schedule a virtual call.

We look forward to seeing you in Dubai.


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