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Rebecca Sarku


Rebecca Sarku

Job title:

Research Fellow in Climate Change and Food Systems

Area of work: 

Climate change, agriculture and food systems

What will you be doing at COP27? 

I am organising a panel session in the Food Systems Pavilion. I will also be promoting a new policy brief that outlines how to ensure that commitments under the Paris Agreement can be integrated into the agriculture sector in a way that will promote a just transformation  

What are the big issues that COP27 needs to address? What are your hopes for the negotiations?

  • Justice and equity in the representation, and distribution in the food system  
  • Capacity building for women, youth and vulnerable groups in agricultural sector 
  • Upscale of socio-technological innovations, taking into consideration local knowledge and practices 
  • Promotion of employment and decent work in agriculture and food systems sector   
  • Promotion of appropriate finance and sustainable agricultural models 

What’s your message for world leaders at COP27?

It is time to implement climate actions enacted at previous COPs; however, we must make sure that people’s access to affordable and nutritious food is not compromised. 

Any tips for readers about climate action?

Take a look at our new policy brief on delivering a just transformation through the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture.