The current Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27) marks, incredibly, the first time ever that the UN climate event has featured pavilions related to the impact of food systems on climate change. The new Food4Climate Pavilion at COP27, organised by ProVeg International together with Oatly and 19 other NGOs/Think Tank Partners and Food Industry Partners from around the world, aims to raise awareness on how the food and agriculture system must change now to effectively tackle the climate crisis. Oatly‘s Cecilia McAleavey, Sustainable Eating and Public Affairs Director and Shaunagh Duncan, Head of Sustainability are in attendance at Cop27, and here offer their commentary on the event and the importance of these conversations. Cecilia McAleavey, Sustainable Eating and Public Affairs Director for Oatly …
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