Ensuring Healthy Diets for All in face of a Warming Planet: Challenges, Opportunities, And Solutions

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

UNFCCC side event correct

Current diets are unsustainable and exacerbate global warming, while climate change threatens the equitable achievement of good nutrition. This event will examine food, nutrition and climate change interlinked challenges and recommend key multi-stakeholder policy actions to reduce GHG emissions through healthy and sustainable diets.


Speakers include: 

  • Martina Otto, Head of Secretariat, Climate and Clean Air Coalition, United Nations Environment Programme
  • Karla Mena Soto, Agriculture Negotiator for Climate Change, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Costa Rica
  • Christine Zundel, Senior Policy Advisor, Federal Office for Agriculture, Switzerland
  • Sisay Sinamo, Senior Program Manager, Seqota Declaration, Federal Program Delivery Unit, Ministry of Health, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Hugo Salomão França, Multilateral Affairs and City Networks Coordinator, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Tim Benton, Research Director, Emerging Risks; Director, Environment and Society Program, Chatham House
  • Peter Defranceschi, Head of Brussels Office and Global CityFood Program Coordinator, ICLEI
  • Jean-Baptiste Buffet, Head of Policy and Advocacy, UCLG
  • Dorit Adler, President of the Israeli Forum for Sustainable Nutrition, L&E
  • Dr. Michal Bitterman, CEO and Co-Founder, The Natural Step Israel, L&E


The event will be moderated by Stineke Oenema, Executive Secretary, UN Nutrition.


Event hosts: Costa Rica, Switzerland, UN Nutrition and UNEP in partnership with Chatham House, ICLEI, UCLG, the Natural Step Israel, Life and Environment (L&E)


Time: 11 November 2022, 13:15-14:45 EET (12:15-13:45 CET)



  • For those joining in person:  Khufu Room, COP27 Blue Zone, Sharm el-Sheikh International Convention Centre.
  • For those joining online: please register on the COP27 virtual platform.


For more information on the event program, please click here.