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Podcast / The Big Issues

Are food systems now central to the climate change conversation?

Last November, the eyes of the world were on Sharm el-Sheik as Egypt hosted COP27, the UN Climate Change Conference.

The host country was rallying other nations to gear up their climate action, hoping to persuade politicians around the globe to take us in a direction which avoids climate catastrophe.

COP26 in Glasgow in 2021 was criticised in some quarters for failing to put food systems at the heart of the conversation.

So, were things any different at COP27?

Major global companies attended, including Tetra Pak, which hosted panels on technological innovation, net zero and sustainable protein.

In this episode of the Food Matters Live podcast, made in partnership with Tetra Pak, we review the progress made at COP27 and ask: Has there been meaningful discussion, which will result in meaningful change?

We also look back at COP15, which focused on biodiversity.

At that conference, nearly 200 countries signed an historic agreement to halt biodiversity loss by 2030.

Finally, we look ahead to what might be achieved at COP28, the next UN Climate Change Conference, which is being held in Dubai from November 30th 2023.

Gilles Tisserand, VP Climate and Biodiversity, Tetra Pak

As Vice President of Climate and Biodiversity, Gilles leads a multicultural and multidisciplinary team that provides actions and solutions to meet the company’s net-zero trajectory, including the reduction of carbon emissions, the development and roll-out of a sustainable product portfolio, the responsible sourcing of materials and the restoration of biodiversity.

After starting his career at Business France, he joined L’Oréal as International Marketing Manager before becoming part of the Tetra Pak team in 2012.

At Tetra Pak, Gilles was working in different marketing, sales, business development and sustainability positions, before being appointed Vice President of Climate and Biodiversity in 2021. 

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