4 December 2018 | 15:00-16:00 | UK Pavillion

Changing our food habits and empowering women and girls for a liveable climate

Organizer: Feedback Global

What do food waste prevention, a shift to planet-based diets, universal reproductive rights and empowerment for women and girls all have in common? These four interventions are all critical, though often overlooked, opportunities to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

This panel will draw on expert knowledge of effective policy interventions in four areas which have been highly ranked by Project Drawdown as part of a comprehensive plan to halt and reverse climate change. It is striking to note that these four interventions, while often overlooked by climate policy makers, have far higher emissions reduction potential than many other, more obvious actions, such as changes in construction materials, insulation or energy efficiency. We will suggest concrete actions for government, business and civil society, including examples of success stories from the UK, most notably for food waste prevention. We will further show that these interventions deliver benefits beyond emissions reduction alone: improving health, securing livelihoods, and ensuring fair life chances for women and girls.


John Lotspeich
Marie Stopes International
Jessica Sinclair Taylor