Mighty Earth at COP28

Sydney Jones

Press Secretary

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Carole Mitchell

Sr. Director Communications

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If you want to connect with Mighty Earth at COP28 reach us at [email protected]

Mighty Earth is heading to COP28 in Dubai, where we will be hosting an event and taking part in several others.

Our primary focus will be food systems and how we create a more resilient and sustainable agriculture sector, while ending deforestation and restoring nature.  

Food and land use systems are responsible for at least a third of global greenhouse gas emissions and extreme weather events already threaten food production, particularly in developing countries, which contribute the least to global heating.

One of the biggest climate polluters and drivers of deforestation is the meat industry. The events we are attending and hosting will largely examine how we put further pressure on the sector to change its ways to protect people and nature that rely on standing forests.

 

STATEMENTS

Comment from Mighty Earth on COP28 UAE Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient food systems and climate action.

Speaking from Dubai Glenn Hurowitz, CEO of Mighty Earth said: “The fact that food is finally at the top of the climate agenda is nothing less than a breakthrough. It’s somehow taken three decades for the source of one third of climate pollution to make it onto the climate agenda, but we’re thrilled it’s there.The declaration displays a super-sophisticated approach to food systems but doesn’t call for the single action that will deliver the biggest impact, which is eating a lot less meat and scaling delicious plant-based and other alternative proteins.”

 

EVENTS

1000 – 1045 UAE 2nd December, Food4Climate Pavilion, Blue Zone, COP28, Dubai 

The Methane Snail Race: How big meat and dairy companies are lagging in the critical decade for methane action.

Panel Discussion. Hosted by Changing Markets.

Speakers:

  • Nusa Urbancic, Changing Markets Foundation Executive Director
  • Glenn Hurowitz, Mighty Earth CEO
  • John Willis, Planet Tracker, Director of Research

Moderator – Rachel Sherrington, DeSmog


 

1515 – 1600 UAE 4th December, Food4Climate Pavilion, Blue Zone, Thematic Arena 2, Stand 100, Ground Floor 

Reducing Deforestation and Industrial Farming – a Climate Win-Win

Panel Discussion. Hosted by World Animal Protection

Speakers:

  • Rodrigo Agostinho, President of IBAMA
  • Glenn Hurowitz, Mighty Earth CEO
  • Edel Morais, Secretariat for Traditional Peoples and Communities and Sustainable Rural Development

Moderator – Natália Figueiredo, External Affairs Manager of World Animal Protection Brazil


 

1000 – 1045 UAE 6th December, Food4Climate Pavilion, Blue Zone, Thematic Arena 2

How Public Markets Are Driving Capital to Food Systems Transformation Empowering change

Panel Discussion. Hosted by VegTech(™)

Speakers:

  • Elysabeth Alfano, CEO of VegTech(™) Invest, Advisor to the publicly traded Plant-based Innovation & Climate ETF.
  • Glenn Hurowitz, Founder and CEO at Mighty Earth
  • FAIRR rep (TBC)
  • Aimee Christenses, Christensen Global (introductions)


 

1640 – 1915 UAE 6th December, Food4Climate Pavilion, Blue Zone, Thematic Arena 2  

Empowering change on the frontline of Amazon deforestation

Screening of the multi-award winning “We Are Guardians” + panel discussion + drinks reception. Hosted by Mighty Earth.

Speakers

  • Puyr Tembé, President of the State Federation of the Indigenous Peoples of Pará
  • Edivan Guajajara, the Indigenous producer/director of the film
  • Andre Vasconcelos, Global Engagement Lead, Global Engagement Lead

Moderator – Glenn Hurowitz, Founder and CEO at Mighty Earth

Join us in person in Dubai or online for the event on the 6th.

Link to register  Event live streamed

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