Net-Zero Emissions Food Systems

Aug 20th, 2023 - Aug 25th, 2023

We will convene a breadth of food system experts to assess prospects for net-zero emissions food systems with a goal of developing a foundation and roadmap for further research and emerging mitigation efforts, including in key regions such as the U.S., Europe, China, Brazil, India, and Indonesia. Rather than relying on previously published “black-box” scenarios of global food systems, we will begin with present emissions and systematically evaluate the potential for entirely avoiding and/or balancing those emissions by different means. In each case, we will also examine the socio-political, technological, and economic barriers, risks, opportunities, and trade-offs related to different approaches, and ultimately identify areas where further research and investment are both needed and warranted in order to support and accelerate transition to net-zero emissions food systems. Finally, we will assess demand trends for different categories of crops, livestock, fish, and algae to ensure that we are targeting the most relevant production systems.


Jennifer Burney

University of California, San Diego
Associate Professor, Marshall Saunders Chancellor’s Endowed Chair of Climate Policy and Research
starEvent Co-Chair

Steve Davis

University of California, Irvine
Professor of Earth System Science
starEvent Co-Chair

Rosamond Lee Naylor

Stanford University
William Wrigley Professor of Earth System Science & Sr. Fellow and Founding Director, Center on Food Security and Environment
starEvent Co-Chair

Julianne DeAngelo

University of California, Irvine
PhD Student
starEvent Co-Organizer


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