WFO commitment to the “Race to Zero” campaign to give voice and visibility to the farmers ahead of COP26

On November 17, the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) will be hosting the event “Soils as a climate solution – getting to scale” in partnership with the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the “4 per 1000” initiative, as part of the Race to Zero November Dialogues.


The event will bring together farmers, political and business leaders, and experts to build a multi-stakeholder action plan to scale soil as a climate solution capable of addressing multiple priorities – including mitigation, strengthening adaption and resilience, and using nature-positive production approaches.

Convening when public attention and attitudes to soil health and its potential co-benefits are focused and strong, this solutions-oriented event aims at building a key moment upon the debate ahead of the COP26 summit in Glasgow next year.

Speakers include:

  • Ibrahim Thiaw, Secretary-General, UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
  • Deborah Bossio, Lead Soil Scientist, The Nature Conservancy
  • Theo de Jager, President, World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO)
  • Alexandra Brand, Chief Sustainability Officer, Syngenta
  • Martin Frick, Deputy to the UN Secretary-General Special Envoy for the UN Food Systems Summit 2021
  • Gonzalo Muñoz, High-Level Champion of Chile
  • 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.