No ‘net zero’ without nature: how committed are countries to transforming land and food systems?

In person and Virtual 6 November 2021

As nations submit new or enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to meet the Paris Agreement’s goals to fight climate change, it is critical that they include action-oriented policies on land and nature. Our global food and land use systems cause up to 30% of greenhouse gas emissions: there is simply no pathway to a 1.5 C degree world without nature.

Join this high-level panel discussion for the launch of a new report from the Food and Land Use coalition (FOLU), analysing NDCs from a land use and nature perspective. Panelists will discuss how to move nature, food and land use to the core of the global climate agenda. They will also explore how to urgently drive policy action toward “real” net zero in all countries, whilst empowering local actors to leverage results.  

6 November, 13:00 – 14:30PM GMT 


  • Ani Dasgupta, President and CEO, World Resources Institute
  • Naoko Ishii, Director, Center for Global Commons, University of Tokyo and FOLU Ambassador
  • Craig Hanson, Vice President for Food, Forest, Water & the Ocean, World Resources Institute
  • Marion Ferrat, Senior Policy Expert, FELD Action Tracker, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
  • Jeffrey Sachs, United Nations SDG Advocate
  • Theo De Jager, President, World Farmers’ Organization (WFO)
  • Gita Syahrani, Head of Secretariat, Lingkar Temu Kabupaten Lestari (LTKL) Indonesia
  • Gerda Verburg, Coordinator of Scaling Up Nutrition Movement
  • Angelo Quintero, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Government of Colombia

How to attend:
In-person: COP26 Nature Pavilion, Blue Zone. Please join at 12:45 GMT to save a seat.
Online, no pre-registration required: Livestreamed on this page or via Nature4Climate’s YouTube channel