R2Z: Building a climate-resilient and just future for all: managing cascading climate risk in global supply chains

Transboundary and Across Sector Actions

How can we better manage the cross-border effects of climate change and spur opportunities for just approaches to adaptation that bring co-benefits at scale? Join this online dialogue on 10 November, which will shine a spotlight on industry and explore actions to strengthen the resilience of global supply chains.


The event will be chaired by

  • Musonda Mumba, Chief of the Terrestrial Ecosystems Unit, UN Environment

Opening remarks

  • Nigel Topping, UK High Level Climate Action Champion

Keynote speakers

  • Pema Gyamtsho, Director General of ICIMOD and former Minister of Agriculture and Forests for the Royal Government of Bhutan
  • Michihiro Oi, Director of International Strategy Division, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Panel members

  • Kevin Adams, Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
  • Ashley Allen, Chief Sustainability Officer, Oatly
  • Tom Howes, Head of Energy and Environment, International Energy Agency
  • Simonetta Zarrilli, Chief of the Trade, Gender and Development Programme of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)


  • Eileen Gallagher, Associate Director, BSR
  • Djimé Adoum, Executive Secretary of the Permanent Interstates, Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel and former Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation of Chad
  • Ayman Cherkaoui, Adaptation Without Borders Ambassador

Closing remarks

  • Martin Frick, Deputy Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for the 2021 Food Systems Summit

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