Stepping up Climate Action in Food Systems to Achieve Zero Hunger

The World Bank

Date: 19 January 2024, 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Room: M8

Motivation: The world is not on track to limit global warming to the Paris Agreement’s target. The global foodsystem is not only vulnerable to climate change but is also a major contributor: Food systems account for a third of global emissions and are the leading contributor of methane and nitrous oxide emissions and biodiversity loss. Agriculture has the potential to heal the planet – if we make the necessary investments and policy changes now to fix a broken food system. We must urgently transform the way we produce, distribute and consume food to limit climate change and improve food security for the world’s growing population.

The objective of the panel is to discuss a global pathway for reducing food system emissions, highlighting specific actions for low-, middle-, and high-income countries. It will draw on the latest seminal research, including the upcoming Word Bank Flagship Report Recipe for a Livable Planet: Transforming the Agrifood System to Combat Climate Change, as well as concrete country-level experiences.

Key topics: The panel will provide an overview of agrifood emission sources and highlight the most costeffective pathways for reducing emissions in low-, middle-, and high-income countries.

The panel will provide concrete examples of mitigation measures, for example reducing food loss and waste and tackling methane emissions from livestock and rice. It will also flag the urgent need to scale up climate finance for GHG mitigation in the agrifood sector.

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https://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/food-systems-2030

Conference Language

English, German

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Speakers

William Sutton

Keynote-Speaker
Lead for Climate Smart Agriculture and Lead Agricultural Economist / World Bank
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William (Bill) Sutton is Global Lead for Climate Smart Agriculture and Lead Agricultural Economist in the World Bank’s Agriculture & Food Global Practice. He has worked for over 25 years to promote sustainable development by integrating across disciplines—including agriculture, environment, and climate change—and leading both investment and analytical projects in East Asia & the Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East and North Africa. Until recently he coordinated the World Bank’s climate-smart and sustainable agriculture program in China, including preparing the innovative Hubei Smart and Sustainable Agriculture Project. Dr. Sutton has authored dozens of journal articles, reports, and books, including the pioneering Looking Beyond the Horizon: How Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Responses Will Reshape Agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He was awarded the World Bank Green Award in 2011 in recognition of his innovative work on climate change and agriculture. Dr. Sutton earned a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Davis.

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Julian Lampietti

Facilitator
Manager for Global Engagement in the Agriculture and Food Global Practice / World Bank
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Julian Lampietti is the Manager for Global Engagement in the Agriculture and Food Global Practice and Adjunct Professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. His World Bank responsibilities include strategic planning, donor outreach, and oversight for global knowledge and advisory programs in Agriculture and Food. Previously, he managed the Agriculture and Food program in the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Julian used to be based in Buenos Aires, Argentina and he has published books and journal articles on a broad range of topics including poverty, economics, agriculture, food security, logistics, and energy. At Georgetown University he teaches a course in Food Systems Transformation. Julian has a PhD in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s in Natural Resources Economics from Duke University.

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Caterina Ruggeri Laderchi

Panellist
Director and Policy Lead / Food System Economics Commission
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Caterina Ruggeri Laderchi is the Food System Economics Commission Director and Policy Lead. She also consults for IFAD and other international bodies on issues related to rural poverty and a just transition in food systems. She co-authored the Food and Land Use Coalition Global Report Growing Better.

In a previous life Caterina worked for the World Bank as a poverty economist. An applied microeconomist by training she has written and worked extensively on issues related to poverty and inequality, and in particular the distributional impact of policy reforms, the design of social protection programs, and different concepts of poverty. She holds a D.Phil. in Economics from the University of Oxford.

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Jemina Moeng

Panellist
National Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development / Chief Director for Food Security
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Dr Moeng holds a Bachelor degree in of Agriculture and studied Honours, Masters and PhD at the University of Pretoria. She has over 35 years experience working in the agricultural sector, in particular support to smallholder and subsistence farmers/producers. Dr Moeng is currently working for the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development as the Chief Director for Food Security. Critical to this role is the support to the development of agricultural policies and systems that enhance the development of smallholder and subsistence farmers or producers. She has worked with the United Nations’ (UN) Food and Agriculture Organisations in supporting farmers affected by droughts and floods in the country. Dr Moeng further worked with the UN’s World Food Programme to support the Kingdom of Lesotho with humanitarian support. She is the Food Systems Focal Point for South Africa.

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Henry Musa Kpaka

Panellist
Minister of Agriculture and Food Security / Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security of the Republic of Sierra Leone
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Dr. Henry Musa Kpaka is the current Minister of Agriculture and Food Security in Sierra Leone, leading the nation’s agricultural transformation through the President’s flagship Feed Salone programme. Dr. Kpaka boasts a remarkable academic and professional background: he is a Harvard University alumnus and an LSE-trained economist where he earned his Ph.D.; he is also a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.
Prior to his current role, Dr. Kpaka made significant contributions in various capacities at the centre of government: as Chief Technical Advisor in the Office of the Chief Minister and Agriculture Advisor to the previous Minister of Agriculture.
Dr. Kpaka’s commitment to sustainable agriculture was displayed at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), where he was instrumental in co-managing a multi-million-dollar project in East Africa, delivering agricultural technologies to smallholder farmers. Dr. Kpaka also held prominent position at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where he managed a substantial agriculture portfolio, covering West and East Africa, as well as India. His tenure at the World Bank was marked by his efforts in policy development, aimed at improving the business climate in developing and emerging economies.
In his capacity as the Minister, Dr. Kpaka also represents Sierra Leone as a co-chair of an international Alliance of Champions for Food Systems Transformation (ACF), aiming at transforming national food systems by taking a systemic and whole-of-government approach and tackling food and climate crisis head-on.

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Chris Carson

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Agriculture Counsellor / New Zealand Permanent Mission to the EU
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Chris Carson is Agriculture Counsellor in the New Zealand Permanent Mission to the EU in Brussels. He works on issues affecting New Zealand?s global and bilateral trading relationships, and issues such as climate change and sustainability. He works with counterparts in the EU Commission, across the EU Member States, and in the OECD and other international organizations. Prior to being appointed Counsellor, Chris was Director of International Policy in the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) in New Zealand. The Directorate?s responsibilities include trade (negotiation and implementation of multilateral and bilateral agreements) and international environment issues (including climate change negotiations and the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases). Chris has also worked at the WTO and in the OECD, focusing on agricultural trade issues.

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