RS will be present at New York climate week

Rio Grande do Sul will be present at Climate Week NYC 2022, climate week that will take place from September 19 to 25, in New York (United States), bringing together world authorities to discuss the fight against climate change. The State will be represented by the Secretary for the Environment and Infrastructure, Marjorie Kauffmann, who was invited by the organization to be one of the panelists. The secretary will participate in the event accompanied by the secretary of Agriculture, Livestock and Rural Development, Domingos Velho Lopes.

Marjorie will speak, on 09/21, on transitions in the food production chain to reduce the effects of global warming, with a focus on low carbon agriculture.

“It will be a time to learn, but also to consolidate the good practices that have been implemented in Rio Grande do Sul for many years and that, by nature, are low-carbon agricultural activities. This event will be important for us to get to know other realities and to show the world the projects we are developing. We have been looking for sustainable models in agriculture and we are now working on measurement systems for these models from an environmental point of view”, says Marjorie.

Marjorie will speak about transitions in the food production chain to reduce the effects of global warming, with a focus on low carbon agriculture. The lecture is scheduled for 9/21.

According to the organization, the invitation made to the secretary and extended to secretary Domingos is due to the importance of Rio Grande do Sul and the actions that are recognized as contributing to climate objectives at the international level.

Mediated by Zitouni Ould-Dada, deputy director of the Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the debate will also have the participation of other names, such as the director of Sustainability from PepsiCo, Jim Andrew; Indigo Ag’s Chief Innovation Officer Chris Harbourt; Builders Vision’s Chief Investment Officer Sanjeev Krishnan; and the executive director of the FAIRR Initiative, Maria Lettini. At the end of the exhibitions, the speakers will answer questions from the audience.

This will be the 14th year of climate week, one of the main forums for discussion on climate change in the world, connecting representatives of governments, companies and civil society from different countries. The program includes a series of lectures and round tables to address issues related to climate, the environment, food security, geopolitics and the economy.

The event is organized by the Climate Group, a British NGO with operations on all continents. The objective is to address solutions that can minimize the impacts of productive activities on the climate, encouraging the sharing of global perspectives on the subject and the adoption of policies and actions in response to climate challenges.

The opening ceremony and general meeting of the Under2 Coalition, in which the State is a member, will be held on Monday (19/9). On the 20th and 21st, it will be the turn of The Hub Live, which includes the participation of the secretary and other interactive sessions. The program will continue until Sunday (25/9), with other agendas.

• Click here to check the Climate Week NYC 2022 schedule

Text: Ascom Sema
Edition: Secom

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