Sunday, 24/09


15:00 – 18:00: Arrival and registration 

18:00 – 19:00: Welcome Drink, Welcome speech by Therese Egli from CSF


19:00: Welcome Dinner

MONDAY, 25/09

Until 8:30: Poster set up

8:30 – 10:00: Opening plenary

Welcome: Dr. Lukas Fesenfeld (University of Bern / ETH Zurich)

«The political economy of food and meat system transformation: Key scientific insights»

Keynote speech I: Prof. Tim Lenton (University of Exeter)

«Tipping dynamics in the food system»

Keynote speech II: Prof. Dr. Felix Creutzig (MCC Berlin)

«The IPCC perspective on dietary change»

10:00 – 11:15: Poster Session and Coffee / tea break

The poster session seeks to provide researchers on sustainable food governance with opportunities to share their work with international experts and receive feedback. 


11:15 – 12:15: Paper Presentation Panel 1 

Chair: Prof. Chris Barrett (Cornell University)

Speakers: Dr. Benjamin Bodirsky (Potsdam Institut für Klimafolgenforschung), Prof . Dr. Alexander Mathys (ETH Zurich), Kajsa Resare Sahlin (Stockholm University), Prof. Dr. David Wuepper (University of Bonn)

«A systemic perspective on sustainable food transition»

12:15 – 13:45: Lunch


13:45 – 14:45: Paper Presentation Panel 2

Chair: Dr. Yixian Sun (University of Bath)

Speakers: Dr. Franziska Gaupp (Potsdam Institute for Climate Research Impact), Prof. Dr. Jessica Aschemann-Witzel (MAPP Centre), Dr. Pierre-Marie Aubert (IDDRI), Dr. Chris Bryant (Alternative Proteins Association)

 «The politics of meat system transformation and protein transition»


14:45 – 15:15: Coffee / tea break

15:15 – 16:15: Paper Presentation Panel 3

Chair:  Dr. Pan He (Cardiff University)

Speakers: Prof. Dr. Linus Mattauch (TU Berlin, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research), Dr. Jessica Fanzo (Johns Hopkins University), Dr. Marco Springmann (Oxford Martin School), Dr. Niklas Harring (University of Gothenburg)

«Policies to foster sustainable diets»


16:15-16:45: Short presentations by chief editors from leading scientific journals 

Juliana Dias Bernardes Gil from Nature Food and Chris Barrett from Food Policy 


16:45-17:30: Keynote speech III 

Prof. Johan Swinnen (CGIAR, IFPRI)

«The political economy of global food & meat system transformation»

Followed by an open plenary discussion


18:30: Walk together to Ristorante Grotto Broggini 

19:00: Conference dinner

At Ristorante Grotto Broggini, Losone

TUESDAY, 26/09​

8:45 – 9:30: Opening plenary 

Welcome & Short recap from Day 1: Dr. Yixian Sun (University of Bath)


Keynote Dialogue IV: Morgan Gillespy (WRI) & Janez Potočnik (Systemiq)

«Policy pathways for accelerating global food & meat system transformation»


9:30 – 10:30: Transdisciplinary Panel 4

Chair: Alex Holst (GFI Europe)

Panelists: Dr. Jeroen Candel (Wageningen University), Sue Pritchard (RSA Commission), Rune-Christoffer Dragsdahl (Vegetarian Society of Denmark), Mariella Meyer (WWF Schweiz), Philipp Wagnitz (Lidl International)

«The political economy of transforming food and meat systems in Europe»


10:30 – 10:45: Coffee/tea break


10:45 – 12:30: World café session 1

All participants will be divided into mixed groups to discuss feasible and effective stakeholder interventions for accelerating food & meat system transformation with a focus on the EU. This discussion will also integrate scientific insights from the first conference day.


12:30 – 12:45: Summary of World café session 1


12:45 – 14:00: Lunch


14:00 – 15:00: World café session 2

Participants will be divided within their respective stakeholder groups (i.e. investors/businesses, civil society, public policy, science) and reflect about concrete recommendations for accelerated meat system transformation developed in World café session 1. The results will be used to develop policy briefs with specific recommendations for each stakeholder group


15:00 – 15:15: Summary of World café session 2


15:15 – 15:45: Coffee / tea break


15:45 – 16:30: Keynote V

Prof. Dr. Shenggen Fan (China Agricultural University)

 «A global perspective on transforming food and meat systems: Consumption shifts, trade and innovation – the case of China»


16:30 – 17:30: Panel 5

Chair: Prof. Dr. Peter Messerli (Wyss Academy for Nature)

Panelists: Prof. Dr. Chris Barrett (Cornell University), Dr. Friederike Grosse-Holz (Blue Horizon), Dr. Caterina Ruggeri (Food System Economics Commission), Dr. Artur Runge-Metzger (MCC-Berlin)

«Governing international spillovers towards an accelerated and just global transformation of food and meat systems»


17:30 – 18:00: Closing plenary

Announcing the establishment of a transdisciplinary network to support food and meat system transformation across countries. 


19:00: Conference dinner

At Monte Verità 

Departure that evening or next morning Wednesday 27/09 (after breakfast)


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