Global leaders unite at the UAE Pavilion at COP28 to discuss powerful partnerships for sustainable food systems

The COP28 UAE Pavilion hosted an event on the impact of partnerships for sustainable food systems, bringing together global funding leaders including Community Jameel, the Gates Foundation, the Bezos Earth Fund and the Alliance for a Green Africa (AGRA) for a series of high-level panel discussions.

Michael Kremer, an Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) affiliate and the 2019 Nobel Laureate in economics alongside Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee, spoke at the AIM for Climate panel, discussing Agriculture Innovation Mechanism for Scale (AIM4sCale)'s role in transitioning food systems for sustainability.

George Richards, director of Community Jameel, spoke during the same panel, thanking the United Arab Emirates for supporting Jameel Observatory-CREWSnet, an early warning system for climate-resilient food security.


The UAE Pavilion at COP28 hosted a thought-provoking convening on “Recognizing the Power of Partnership Platforms to Deliver COP28’s Food Systems and Agriculture Agenda” with HE Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment and Commissioner-General of the UAE Pavilions at COP28, Bill Gates and several global leaders and noteable stakeholders. The three-part lightning panel session emphasized the significance of strategic collaborations, aligning with the implementation of the Emirates Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems and Climate Action, as well as the broader COP28 Food Systems and Agriculture Agenda.

Moderated by Kristofer Hamel, Head of the COP28 Food Systems Team, the dialogue showcased three pivotal partnership platforms of Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), AIM for Climate and Food Systems Technical Cooperation Collaborative, with each playing a crucial role in advancing the sustainable goals of COP28.