The Climate Smart Food Digital Summit will run over three consecutive weekdays (20th, 21st, 22nd September). Each session will include interactive presentations, panel discussions, audience Q&As, fireside chats and elevator pitches and will last for two to three hours.
The topics include Climate Smart Sourcing And Production, Climate Smart Consumption, and Climate Smart Innovation.
Tuesday 19th September, 2023
Climate Smart Sourcing And Production
That the food industry is responsible for one-quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions is well-known. Less known, is whether food and beverage makers are able to achieve the significant reductions in scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions required to meet carbon reduction deadlines. From implementing regenerative agriculture practices to ensuring the responsible sourcing of ingredients and making the switch to ‘green’ energy, we analyse the initiatives targeting climate smart sourcing and production: what works, what doesn’t, and why?
On day one of Climate Smart Food, we’ll investigate:
- Strategies to reduce scope 3 emissions, from methane reduction to regenerative agriculture and ‘green’ inputs
- The role of policy in eliminating deforestation and human rights violations from supply chains
- Cutting scope 1 and 2 emissions in-house, including making the switch to ‘green’ energy
- Water-saving initiatives across the supply chain, from droughtresistant crops to condensation recovery
Wednesday 20th September, 2023
Climate Smart Consumption
Shoppers often say they want ‘greener’ food and beverage products. But amid a cost-of-living crisis, consumers may struggle to vote for sustainability with their wallets. From eco-friendly ingredients to certification standards, which elements of sustainable food and drink are most important to consumers? How brands communicate sustainability – whether through eco-labelling, or net-zero and carbon neutral claims – is also up for debate. Which strategy is most effective in encouraging climate smart consumption, and what more needs to be done to get consumers on board?
On day two of Climate Smart Food, we’ll investigate:
- Changing consumer behaviour amid a cost-of-living crisis: is buying sustainable still a priority?
- Climate positive ingredients: the raw materials doing much more good than bad
- The rise and rise of eco-labelling and its effectiveness on-shelf Whether a net-zero or carbon neutral claim is the best approach for brands
Thursday 21st September, 2023
Climate Smart Innovation
The food tech sector is banking on us innovating our way out of the climate crisis. Moving protein production into the laboratory has led to an influx of new proteins, but how soon until they reach the mass market? Fruit and vegetable cultivation is also undergoing a shake-up with ag-tech promising robots and vertical farms to be the future of farming. Rethinking food production on land, however, is only part of the solution. Diving into the Blue Economy has the potential to boost protein production while reducing food waste. What challenges and opportunities exist below the ocean’s surface?
On day three of Climate Smart Food, we’ll investigate:
- The potential for new proteins to reach the mass market and win consumers
- How ag tech solutions are shaking up conventional fruit and vegetable cultivation
- The Blue Economy: challenges and opportunities in taking R&D to the sea Packaging innovation: plastic and beyond
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