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The Coalition will discuss Food Systems, Traceability and Restoration at COP 28

The movement will raise debates on various themes, reflecting its multiplicity


The Brazilian Coalition will once again attend a climate conference this year. At COP 28 in Dubai, which takes place from November 30 to December 12, the movement will organize and participate in a series of events, with the goal of combining its proposals for Brazil’s agri-environmental agenda with the international climate agenda. Coalition leaders will closely monitor the negotiations and debates related to the challenges faced by Brazil.

“We will have discussions on various topics, with food security being a key focus that most reflects the multiplicity of our network. These discussions will cover the transition of food systems and the traceability of commodities.”, reveals Laura Lamonica, the network’s executive manager. 

Food security is a cornerstone of the Coalition’s strategy for the country’s sustainable development, complementing efforts in the fight against deforestation and job and income generation. These principles are outlined in the publication ‘The Brazil of Tomorrow‘, launched by the movement during last year’s climate conference. The document includes 33 proposals to be implemented over the next few years.

“The COP remains one of the world’s most influential geopolitical events for discussing and proposing strategies to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.”, says José Carlos da Fonseca, Coalition co-facilitator. “Therefore, the Coalition is introducing its document ‘The Brazil of Tomorrow‘, a compendium of solutions related to forest conservation and decarbonizing agriculture” explains.

Another relevant subject to be addressed by the Coalition is forests and bioeconomy. In line with this, the movement will participate in a debate on Amazon restoration organized by the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) and a panel on financing mechanisms for restoration organized by re.green.

Check out the schedule (in Gulf Standard Time [GST]) and venues for the Coalition’s events confirmed thus far.  

The Coalition at COP 28
Check out the events that will be held or will have representatives from our network at the Climate Conference 
December 1st
Tackling Food Security While Saving Nature: Current Plans and Future Needs
12:30-13:30 GST, venue: Food Systems Pavilion
Organized by: Aya Institute, Systemiq and WRI
Solutions for Regenerative and Traceable Livestock Farming
13:30-14:45 GST, venue: Brazil Pavilion
Organized by: Brazilian Coalition, Amigos da Terra, GPP-Esalq, Imaflora, MBPS, NWF, OCF, UNEP, Proforest, TFA and WWF
December 2nd
Unlocking Financial Pathways for Tropical Forest Restoration: A Global Imperative
14:00-15:00 GST, venue: Land and Drought Resilience Pavilion
Organized by: Brazilian Coalition, GLI and re.green
Amazon – Forest Restoration and Bioeconomy – Strategies to Tackle the Point of no Return
15:00- 16:15 GST, venue: Brazil Pavilion
Organized by: BNDES
December 6th
Food Systems Transition and its Implications for the Environment, Consumption and Public Health
9:00-10:15 GST, venue: Brazil Pavilion
Organized by: Brazilian Coalition, Humane Society International, Comida do Amanhã Institute, Regenera Institute, Lancet Countdown Latin America, Mercy for Animals in Brazil, Planetary Health Brazil, Pará State Indigenous Peoples Secretariat, The Good Food Institute and TNC Brazil
December 8th
Partnerships for COP 30 and Beyond: Building a Legacy for the Amazon Region
16:45-18:15 GST, venue: Side event UNFCCC, Room 1
Organized by: Arapyaú Institute, Igarapé Institute and Foundation for Amazon Sustainability (FAS)
December 9th 
Value chain traceability as a competitive differentiator and socio-environmental compliance tool
14:30-15:30 GST, venue: CNI Pavilion
Organized by: Marfrig

Food systems that are inclusive, healthy, and sustainable: are we ready for this transition?
15:15-16:30 GST, venue: Legal Amazon Consortium Pavilion
Organized by: Brazilian Coalition and Abag 

December 10th
What to expect from Bioeconomy Initiative – a debate with key stakeholders
15:00-16:30 GST, venue: Legal Amazon Consortium Pavilion
Organized by: Nature Finance
Co-organizers: Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture, Cátedra Josué de Castro, CEBDS, Consórcio Amazônia Legal, CPI, Febraban, Fundação Dom Cabral, Ibá, Insper Agro Global, IPAM, TNC, Uma Concertação pela Amazônia

This year, the Brazilian events at the COP will be set up in a different way. At previous conferences, civil society and private sector debates took place mainly at the Brazil Climate Action Hub, a space run by civil society organizations. In Dubai, however, the events will be held at the Brazil Pavilion, organized by the Ministries of the Environment and Foreign Affairs, as well as the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency.

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