The UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) is taking place at Expo City, Dubai, from November 30 to December 12, 2023.

Together, the organisations will convene experts on livestock production and consumption across multiple COP28 pavilions. Notably, NAMI is an accredited COP28 observer.

Meanwhile, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture’s (IICA) and the Protein PACT will co-host a reception on December 8, celebrating sustainable agriculture in the Americas.

NAMI Chief Strategy Officer Eric Mittenthal said: “Protein PACT partners are honored to again emphasise at COP28 the role of animal agriculture in driving sustainability and food security solutions and to support IICA in advancing sustainable agriculture of the Americas.

“We look forward to engaging throughout the summit to verify progress toward sustaining nutrient-dense foods like meat and dairy for generations to come, including by sharing the Meat Institute’s pioneering greenhouse gas inventory tool and sector-wide data reporting.”

The Protein PACT has organised or assisted with expert panels across five COP28 pavilions, including:

  • December 5 panel at the Food Pavilion on the topic of sustainable and healthy livestock production systems
  • December 6 panel at the IICA pavilion on the topic of achieving net zero in agrifood systems
  • December 8 panel at the IICA pavilion on the topic of principles, practices and proof for animal agriculture driving climate and food security solutions
  • December 9 panel at the IICA pavilion on the topic of innovation and investment in livestock systems for climate change adaptation and mitigation.