13 October 2021
The Food Foundation at COP26
14:00 - 15:00
Act4Food Act4Change: Calling all young people to be agents of change in food systems transformation
7th November 14.00 – 15.00 GMT
COP26 Green Zone, Glasgow Science Centre
9th November 12.30 - 13.30 GMT
Recipes for Resilience venue, 1 Houldsworth Street, Glasgow, G3 8ED
Please note, the above two events are at capacity and there are no no more tickets available.*
The critical role that the food system plays in shaping our planetary and individual health is now undisputed. Our food system is responsible for 30% of greenhouse gas emissions and the primary driver of biodiversity loss. Globally, 3 billion people cannot afford a healthy diet, whilst 1 in 3 people are living with overweight or obesity. Poor diets are responsible for 22% of adult deaths globally. We need change. We need a food system that ensures everyone, everywhere can access and afford a safe, sustainable and healthy diet.
Act4Food Act4Change is a youth led campaign which strives for a fairer, healthier and more sustainable food system with a goal of improving our global food system. The Act4Food pledge is a youth-led promise galvanising youth action to defeat hunger, improve health and heal the planet and currently has more than 100,000 pledges. Act4Change is a list of actions that young people want businesses and governments to make to improve the sustainability of our food system. We are now inviting all young change makers to vote for their top priority Actions 4 Change and to join the over 55,000 youth who have already voted to make their voice heard!
These events are brought to you by The Food Foundation working in partnership with WWF. They will be hosted by Dara Karakolis, Act4Food Act4Change Youth Leader from Canada & Global Youth Lead at The Food Foundation. She will be joined by youth leaders from countries across the globe, differing sectors and youth organizations. Join us for a fruitful and inclusive session on youth involvement in food systems transformation.
*Streams can be accessed via links from the agenda on the COP26 website, by navigating to the COP26 YouTube channel.