Episode 48: Did COP28 deliver? Part One

Posted: 26 January 2024 | | No comments yet

In this podcast episode, Josh and Grace speak to Joanna Trewern about whether the recent COP28 conference really delivered for the food sector or if it was merely talking shop.

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In the first installment of New Food’s two part COP podcast series, Josh and Grace speak to Joanna Trewern, Head of Research at ProVeg International about whether food really was on the menu at the COP28 conference recently hosted in Dubai.

Here Trewern gives inside information about the buzz in the air at the conference itself and well as why the day dedicated to food was promising for the sector. However, Trewern also shares industry frustrations regarding the final agreement and explains what more is needed for tangible, sustainable change.

New Food has been keeping its readers updated with numbers pieces concerning COP28, including a written article from Trewern, and insight from EIT Food’s Dr Lucy Wallace who believes the final agreement “fell short of a holistic commitment to transform food systems”. 

Keep your eyes peeled for the next episode of Food To Go where Josh and Grace will be talking to Sam Fulton, Group Director of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at Nomad Foods about here response to COP28.

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