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Why food is feeding new sense of optimism at COP28

I’m speaking to my old pal Alex Paris, technical officer, UNFCCC, as he takes time out from the Global Innovation Pavilion at COP28, and from filling up at his favourite vegan trucks here at the conference. He speaks with OnePoint5Media and Allied4Future about the pavilion and what’s giving him hope, keeping his #COPHalfFull in Dubai, which is the event’s focus on food. “Food connects everybody, we are what we eat,” he says “the future is: you eat and you feel nourished, and you don’t harm the planet.”

COP28 Update

There is a draft text now on the table and Dr Sultan Al Jaber, COP28 President, is urging countries to get behind it. “Together, we have the opportunity to deliver history again. We can send a signal to the world that multilateralism does actually work, that this process can respond to what the science is telling us, that it can deliver for the most vulnerable, and keep 1.5 within reach. We need to focus everyone on closing out the toughest issues that continue to remain. I need all parties to show even more flexibility to get us to the finish line.”

Al Jaber  adds: “The world is watching. Let’s not rest until we get this done.”

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Marc is Editor-at-Large for Innovators Magazine and host of INSIDE IDEAS, his OnePoint5Media video podcast show. Marc is a member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network, Resilient Futurist, and award-winning Global Food Reformist.


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