Cermaq's head of sustainable development Wenche Gronbrekk is among the speakers at today's COP26 virtual side event.

Climate proofing aquatic food systems

Engaging the private sector in climate proofing aquatic food systems will be discussed at an online webinar starting at 1pm BST today.

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Speakers include Audun Lem, fisheries director of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, Teresa Fernandez, aquaculture specialist at Hilton Seafood, and Wenche Gronbrekk, head of sustainable development for salmon farmer Cermaq.

The webinar is a virtual side event ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, which will be held in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12.

Discussions at the webinar will focus on mapping out adaptation and mitigation strategies in the aquatic food systems and examine the private sector’s engagement in catalysing climate ambition and action. Initial findings on setting a science-based target in the seafood sector will also be presented. Register for the event here.

Tomorrow leaders from business, academia, governments, and United Nations partners will mark the launch of the “Seaweed as a Nature-based Solution for Climate Change” vision statement at another virtual side event. The statement has been crafted by over 30 stakeholders as part of the Blue Road to COP26.

That event, which includes Peter Thompson, UN Special Envoy for the Ocean, Sir David King, Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge, and Alexandra Cousteau, Oceans2050, begins at 2pm BST. Register for the event here.