Our CEO Natalie Collard is representing Farmers for Climate Action at #COP28 climate conference in Dubai, and the highlights are almost too many to share!
Here’s just a few of the last days’ happenings, including action from the food, agriculture and water themed day on Sunday:
🌾 Meeting with a delegation of state and federal Liberal MPs, sharing stories from farmers on the front lines of the changing climate. It was fantastic to share our short film with them which we made especially for COP28 - they responded really positively to our farmers’ stories and call to action.
🚜 MCing a panel hosted by the National Farmers’ Federation on the Future of Sustainable Agriculture: Discussing the differing international contexts for emissions reduction and food security. The NFF have led a Climate Alliance statement co-signed by farmer peak bodies representing 9 countries, calling for more global effort to mitigate and adapt to climate change, including fast tracking research into reducing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock.
🤠 Meeting up with Farmers for Climate Action members who are here representing Aussie farmer leadership on climate, including Stuart McAlpine, Simon Molesworth and Jamie Pepper. Pictured is Stuart McAlpine on the main stage, on a panel discussing Bold Collaborative Efforts for Food Systems Transformation.
🌏 Speaking on a World Farmers’ Organisation panel on Powering Change: Sustainability and the Future of Food. Great to speak alongside Jamie Pepper, a farmer from south west Vic and part of NFF Young Farmers.
🤝 Attending a Ministerial Reception hosted by the Australian Government, with FCA farmers Stuart McAlpine and Jamie Pepper. Great to connect with Australian delegates from across industries and organisations.