From Local to Global Governance: Aligning Action for Sustainable Food System Transformation

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

Food4Climate event COP27

​​How can towns, cities, regions, states, national, and supranational governments align food system policies to deliver for people and the planet?

There is broad consensus that without a rapid transformation toward sustainable and resilient food systems, it will be impossible to achieve the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement. Achieving a just transition to sustainable food systems requires collaboration across all levels of government. This event will explore issues of multi-level governance of food systems, illustrating the powers and mechanisms available at different levels of government, examples of effective actions, and the challenges of policy integration.


Speakers include:

  • Latha Swamy, Food Policy Director, City of New Haven
  • Ana Paula Matos, Vice Mayor, Salvador, Brazil
  • Karla Mena Soto, Agriculture Negotiator for Climate Change, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Costa Rica
  • Teresa Jordà I Roura, Minister for Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda, Catalonia
  • Juliana Tângari, co-founder, Comida do Amanhã and Lab on Urban Food Policies
  • Celeste Smith, National Farmers’ Union, Canada
  • Peter Defranceschi, Head of Brussels Office and Global CityFood Program Coordinator, ICLEI


The event will be moderated by Lasse Bruun, CEO, 50by40.


Event hosts: IPES-Food, ICLEI, Humane Society International, 50by40


Time: 12 November 2022, 16:15-17:30 EET (15:15-16:30 CET)



  • For those joining in person: Food4Climate Pavilion, COP27 Blue Zone, Sharm el-Sheikh International Convention Centre.
  • For those joining online: to register for the virtual event, please click here.


For more information on the Food4Climate Pavilion, please click here.