Side Events

Are you creating and shaping our future climate friendly global food systems? Do you wish to contribute to transforming the global food systems in the areas of climate friendly diets, food loss and food waste, the green transition of the global agricultural production or deforestation-free value chains?

We would like to invite you to host a virtual side event to this year’s World Food Summit between 25 April and 4 May 2022. The World Food Summit takes place on 5 and 6 May 2022 and is hosted by the Danish Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries. It is an annual accelerator of the actions necessary to transform food systems to become more sustainable, accountable, and equitable.

It is our aspiration that the World Food Summit Summit provides you with an opportunity to further your own efforts through the World Food Summit platform. Correspondingly, we see your possible contribution in form of a side event as a very relevant addition to our program.

Link to side events

One theme, four topics
This year, the theme of the Summit is “Transforming Global Food Systems to Combat Climate Change” with related side events staying within this frame and with a focus on one or more of the four topics: Climate friendly diets, food loss and food waste, green transition of the global agricultural production, and deforestation-free value chains.

 As a World Food Summit side event host, you will have the freedom to create and design the content of the side event. We will in turn provide the platform for the promotion of the event by creating visibility and by making your event accessible on the World Food Summit website as well as on our virtual platform.

As a stark reminder of the importance of ensuring robust global food systems, this year’s World Food Summit is set in the midst of Russia’s attack on Ukraine. This has in turn led to a growing food crisis by disrupting current supply chains, seriously affecting the cost of production and distribution of food around the globe and pressuring commodity markets that had already hit multiyear highs.

Bold steps are necessary. We hope you will join in and we look forward to hearing from you.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information on how you can proceed as a World Food Summit side event host.

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Side Events 2022


Let’s talk! Creating resilient agri-food systems with circularity in mind

Food Nation
Let's Talk! Creating Resilient Agri-Food Systems with Circularity in Mind
In connection with World Food Summit and Circular City Week, Food Nation hosted a Global Food Talk on May 5 with opening remarks from HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark. The Global Food Talk focused on circularity and climate action.
Food Nations patron, HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, opened the talk with motivating words about how a shift towards a circular approach is both necessary and…

Healthy and Climate Friendly Diets

If the world community is to achieve the goals of the advice of the UN Climate Panel, the climate footprint from food consumption must be significantly reduced. How can researchers, consumers, authorities and food companies contribute to achieving the UN goals and help promote a healthier and more climate-friendly diet? This was the topic of a webinar hosted by the DTU National Food Institute as a side event to the World Food Summit.
Researchers and others within in the food system gave short…

How can Digitalisation and Green Transition support the Reduction of Food loss and Waste


To support the World Food Summit the Royal Danish Embassy of Warsaw organised a live streamed side event via a roundtable discussion on how digitalisation and green transition supports the reduction of food loss and waste.  In line with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 12.3 to reducing food loss and food waste, the objective of the side event was to bring forward discussions from selected presenters from Institute for Environmental Protection - National Research Institute, Too…

Healthy & Climate Friendly School Foods - Coming to a place near you?

Healthy & Climate Friendly School Foods Side Event - Video.
The webinar attracted 50 participants from around the world and demonstrated the huge interest that exists around in school food transition. With a majority of participants coming from the Nordic countries the school food cultures in Norway, Sweden & Denmark was the focus of the webinar.
The starting point of the webinar was an international overview by professor Donald Bundy that highlighted the huge global interest there is…

The Plants, the Plates and the Public

See the full webinar on video.
The webinar that was arranged by University of Copenhagen in cooperation with Lund University had attracted 55 registrations form 17 different countries around the world with a majority from Denmark and the Nordics. Henrik Søndergaard – an Innovation & Collaboration Lead at Department of Food Technology, Engineering and Nutrition at Lund University opened the webinar and introduced the program and the potentials for interactivity and…

Generation Climate

Empowering young people for future food systems transformation  
Food systems change requires engagement, mobilization and learning among citizens. And it all starts at young age – at school. Young people are key to our common future and are a potential source to new ideas and creative solutions. Youth is the period in life where dreams start and adolescence and school is where leadership, creativity, entrepreneurial mindsets and worklife…