11th December - Thematic Day

CLOSING

11th December - Thematic Day

CLOSING

Our last day of sessions – and wrap up for COP28!

9.30–10.30 +4 GMT

Building local ecosystems conducive to food systems adaptation finance

This session will bring together representatives from the EU, EU member states, African countries, development finance institutions (DFIs), multilateral development banks (MDBs) and institutions, the private sector, and civil society to discuss how they can collaborate to create local ecosystems conducive to public and private finance to support climate adaptation in local food systems in Africa. Discussions will explore opportunities within traditional sources of adaptation finance and more innovative approaches to financing local adaptation, including blended finance and the mobilisation of private finance. At the end of the session, we will have come up with concrete ways to foster coordination and governance mechanisms that enhance accessibility to food systems adaptation finance at the local level.

11.00–12.00 +4 GMT

Stories of Change: Climate Resilience in Bangladesh

“Stories of Change” is a 25-minute documentary that captures the remarkable spirit and resilience of the Bangladeshi people. Despite facing the heightened vulnerability of climate adaptation, the documentary reveals the unwavering hope and determination inherent within the communities of Bangladesh.

12.30–13.30 +4 GMT

Connecting consumers and family farmers to tackle food and climate crises

Farmers and consumers form the backbone of global food systems, yet their voices are deeply underrepresented in food systems governance. Building bridges between these groups is essential to tackling the interconnected crises of climate and hunger – by providing a united voice for high-level action grounded in people’s rights and needs; and connecting local communities through fair and inclusive value chains for healthy and sustainable food.

14.00–15.00 +4 GMT

Pavilion closing session – Nourishing change: a collective reflection on the present and future of Food Systems

Farmers and consumers form the backbone of global food systems, yet their voices are deeply underrepresented in food systems governance. Building bridges between these groups is essential to tackling the interconnected crises of climate and hunger – by providing a united voice for high-level action grounded in people’s rights and needs; and connecting local communities through fair and inclusive value chains for healthy and sustainable food.