The Race to Zero November Dialogues is a series of virtual dialogues that will take place on climate-related topics, and which aim to build momentum around the shift to a decarbonized economy ahead of COP26, where governments must strengthen their contributions to the Paris Agreement. This will send governments a resounding signal that business, cities, regions and investors are united in meeting the Paris goals and creating a more inclusive and resilient economy.
The Dialogues are being organized under an umbrella programme curated by the High-Level Champions for Global Climate Action – Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Muñoz– and will allow myriad speakers from all over the world to reflect on progress made on transitioning to a zero-carbon future.
Race To Zero is a global campaign to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors for a healthy, resilient, zero-carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.
Regenerative and resilient food and land use systems play an immediate and fundamental role in drawdown climate change impacts and getting the world to net-zero emissions in line with the Paris Agreement.
The World Farmers’ Organisation with other partners from across the world including the Food and Land Use Coalition, Global Alliance for the Future of Food, Salzburg Global Seminar, World Business Council on Sustainable Development, 4/1000, CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security Program, UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office is proud to be part of a mass mobilisation of net-zero commitments and complementary initiatives from non-state actors through the Race to Zero campaign.
Key Events and Activities
The World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO), as leader of the Farmers’ constituency, has been invited to take part in the initiative to give voice and visibility to the farmers ahead of COP26.
Soils as a climate solution – getting to scale – Official Session
17 November 2020, 1:00 – 2:30 PM GMT / 2:00 – 3:30 PM CET
As part of the Race to Zero November Dialogues, WFO will co-host in partnership with the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the “4 per 1000” initiative the session “Soils as a climate solution – getting to scale”, bringing together farmers, political and business leaders, and experts to build a multi-stakeholder action plan to scale soil carbon as a climate solution.
Speakers include Theo de Jager, President, World Farmers’ Organisation; Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD); Deborah A. Bossio, Lead Soil Scientist for The Nature Conservancy (TNC); Martin Frick, Deputy to the UN Secretary-General Special Envoy for the UN Food Systems Summit 2021; Gonzalo Muñoz, High-Level Climate Champion of Chile for Climate Action; Alexandra Brand, Chief Sustainability Officer, Syngenta; Katja Seidenschnur, Director of Sustainability, Nestle; Jeff Seale, Director of Sustainability, Bayer; Mohammad Iman Bakarr, Lead Environmental Scientist, Global Environment Facility (GEF).
The detailed agenda will follow closer to the date.