Assorted Vegetable Lot

Assorted vegetable lot. Photo: Matheus Cenali / Pexels

How can we address the pressing challenges in our food systems? And how can our food systems be transformed into a solution for climate action? The Nordic countries does not have all the answers, but during COP 27 the Nordic Cooperation open up for dialogue about the steps ahead.

From decades of cooperation, the Nordic countries can present several initiatives to push the agenda forward. Not least, with the new sustainability edition of the Nordic Nutrition Recommendations that will provide the evidence for climate smart diets. Join us at the Nordic Food Systems Pavilion, where we will enter the tough but necessary discussions on how to change the way we produce and eat food in order to enable sustainable and healthy food systems and reach the global climate targets.


The food systems pavilion will be moderated by Katy Harris, Senior Policy Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).

14:00 – 14:30 Food systems transformation – Why we need to accelerate the transformation and how to do it

14:45 – 15:40 Sustainable Diets for Climate Action – A high-level panel about climate-smart dietary recommendations and behavioral change


  • Rune Blomhoff, Professor, Project Leader, Nordic Nutrition Recommendations, University of Oslo
  • Gunhild Stordalen, Founder & Executive Chair, EAT
  • Gerda Verburg, Coordinator of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General
  • Pekka Kosonen, Ambassador of Finland to the Arab Republic of Egypt

16:00 – 17:00 Food Systems facing changes – Unlocking the untapped potential to secure resilience, sustainability and justice

17:15 – 19:00 Future thinking for climate smart food systems – Enjoy food and join the conversation around climate-smart food systems

Join the event online

This event will take place at the Nordic Pavilion at COP27, Sharm el-Sheikh, but you can also join the event online .

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