COP27: “Food for Climate: Activating Transformation from the Inside Out”
This session will present the Conscious Food Systems Alliance, an innovative approach convened by UNDP, to support the transition towards regenerative food systems through the cultivation of inner capacities - our individual and collective awareness, mindsets, beliefs, values, worldviews, and associated (cognitive, emotional and relational) qualities and skills.
Food systems transformation is critical to tackle climate change and to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. With agriculture accounting for nearly a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions, 70% of total freshwater withdrawals, and a handful of global agricultural commodities accounting for nearly 75% of all tropical deforestation, building regenerative and resilient food systems is key for climate mitigation and adaption.
Food systems are complex, and to activate transformation we need to look, beyond the problems’ symptoms, patterns and structures, at what fundamentally drives the systems. Consciousness and mental models are increasingly recognized as the key to unlock systems change.