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At the COP27 climate talks, the world has an opportunity to fully realize and seize upon the game-changing potential of climate-resilient aquatic food systems for the world’s most vulnerable populations. As we convened in Sharm El-Sheikh, WorldFish brought scientific evidence and existing innovations to make the case for putting aquatic food systems high on the climate agenda. 

Delegation Members

Essam Yassin Mohammed 
Interim Director General, WorldFish & Acting Senior Director, Aquatic Food Systems, CGIAR 

 

John Benzie 
Acting Director, Aquatic Foods Biosciences, WorldFish 

 

Ahmed Nasr-Allah 
Country Director, Egypt, WorldFish 

 

Ben Wismen 
Project Manager, Nutrition and Public Health, WorldFish 

 

Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted 
Global Lead, Nutrition and Public Health, WorldFish & 2021 World Food Prize Laureate 

 

Rahma Adam 
Gender, Social Inclusion & Market Scientist, WorldFish 

 

Peerzadi Rumana Hossain 
Climate Change Research Scientist, WorldFish 

 

Aniss Khalid 
Communications Officer, Events and Media Monitoring, WorldFish 

Events Program

*All times are displayed in Sharm El-Sheikh local time (GMT+2)

WEEK 1

7 Nov 2022 (World Leaders Day) 
Featuring research and innovation to address food security in Africa amidst climate change
| 16:30–17:30 
| Virtual (Food & Ag Pavilion, Blue Zone) 
| Watch the recording here

8 Nov 2022 (World Leaders & Sustainable Diets Day) 
Diversification through Indigenous, neglected and aquatic foods 
| 18:00 – 18:45
| Food Systems Pavilion, Blue Zone
| Watch the recording here

10 Nov 2022 (Science / Youth & Future Generations Day) 
Innovative climate-smart solutions
| 14:30–15:30  
| Food & Ag Pavilion, Blue Zone
| Watch the recording here

11 Nov 2022 (Decarbonization Day) 
The African imperatives of resilient water-energy-food systems under a changing climate 
| 18:30—20:00 
| Room 8/Thutmose (150), Blue Zone
| Watch the recording here

12 Nov 2022 (Adaptation & Agriculture Day) 
How to progress food systems change under climate change in practical, on-ground ways 
| 12:00-13:30
| Australia Pavilion, Blue Zone 

Climate-smart initiatives in small-scale aquatic food systems for sustainable, healthy diets 
| 13:00–14:00 
| Food & Ag Pavilion, Blue Zone 
| Watch the recording here

Agriculture and Adaptation Day: Launch of the Egyptian COP Presidency's FAST Initiative
| All day
| Meeting Room 20, Blue Zone
| Learn more here 

Agricultural transformation in deltas under pressure  
| 17:30—19:00 
| European Investment Bank/ Benelux Pavilion, Blue Zone
| Watch the recording here

WEEK 2

14 Nov 2022 (Gender Day / Water Day)
Water and aquatic foods as crucial components of the transformation of food systems
| 09.00—09.45
| Food Systems Pavilion, Blue Zone
| Watch the recording here 

Aquatic foods as a climate-smart source of nutrition 
| 10.00—10.45  
| Food Systems Pavilion, Blue Zone
| Watch the recording here  

African women and climate change 
| 12.00—13.00
| Civil Society Pavilion, Blue Zone
| Learn more here

Building blue/green skills needed for a safe and sustainable ocean economy 
| 12.30—13.30 
| Resilience Hub, Blue Zone
| Watch the recording here  

Accelerating Climate Adaptation in Agriculture – A Youth Perspective 
| 15.00—16.30 
| Room 1, Akhenaten, Blue Zone 
| Watch the recording here

Towards Net-zero in the Aquatic Food Sector: Decarbonization pathways for climate-neutral diets 
| 16:00—17:30 
| Ocean Pavilion (Virtual)
| Watch the recording here

Gender-responsive and sensitive strategies to combat climate change in aquatic food systems
| 17:30—18:30 
| Food & Ag Pavilion, Blue Zone 
| Watch the recording here

15 Nov 2022 (Ace & Civil Society Day / Energy Day) 
Exhibit: Transforming climate-resilient aquatic food systems for shared prosperity  
| All day 
| Food & Ag Pavilion, Blue Zone
| Learn more here

16 Nov 2022 (Biodiversity Day)  
Exhibit: Transforming climate-resilient aquatic food systems for shared prosperity  
| All day 
| Food & Ag Pavilion, Blue Zone
| Learn more here

Unlocking Blue Prosperity: How blue food communities can survive and thrive in climate
| 14:00-15:00  
| Resilience Hub, Blue Zone
| Watch the recording here  

17 Nov 2022 (Solutions Day)  
Transforming climate-resilient aquatic food systems for shared prosperity  
| 10:00—11:00  
| Food & Ag Pavilion, Blue Zone
| Watch the recording here

Accelerating Digital Climate Services for Agricultural Resilience: Inclusive business models for sustainable impacts 
| 14:30-15:30  
| Food & Ag Pavilion, Blue Zone
| Watch the recording here

Explore the links below to access archived Livestream recordings: 

Digital & Media Content

Unlocking opportunities for climate action toward net zero requires a blue transition

Posted by Peerzadi Rumana Hossain - 7 minutes read

Climate Action, Policies, climate, Inclusion

COP27 can help the world achieve blue prosperity

Posted by Essam Yassin Mohammed , WorldFish - 5 minutes read

Climate Action, Climate change adaptation, Climate change mitigation

Nutrition-sensitive agri-food systems for resilient and sustainable Asian mega-deltas

Posted by Ben Wismen - 5 minutes read

Nutrition-sensitive, Deltas, Agri-food systems, Partnerships

Existing climate strategies ignore fisheries at our peril

Posted by Essam Yassin Mohammed - 4 minutes read

Climate Action, Climate change

Digital Collaterals

  WorldFish 2022 COP27 Pitch Deck   PDF, 3,556kb
  WorldFish 2022 COP27 Infographic Deck   PDF, 5,708kb
    WorldFish 2022 COP27 Infographic Cards   ZIP, 3,689kb
  WorldFish 2022 COP27 Social Media Cards   ZIP, 8,157kb
  Fish-processed products by Egyptian Women fish Retailers   PDF, 331kb

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Location

Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

Surrounded by two spectacular protected areas, Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt is a location that will inspire attendees to tackle climate change and protect the planet. A collection of pristine fringing reefs, an abundance of marine life nestled between the jagged Sinai mountains provide endless exploration. 

 
 

COP27 Presidency Vision

The hosting of COP27 in the green city of Sharm El-Sheikh this year marked the 30th anniversary of adopting the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. In the thirty years since the world has come a long way in the fight against climate change and its adverse impacts on our planet; we were able to better understand the science behind climate change, better assess its effects, and better development tools to address its causes and consequences.

Inclusive, rules-based and ambitious, substantive outcomes, commensurate with the challenge based on science and guided by principles building on agreements, decisions, pledges and commitments, from RIO 1992 to Glasgow 2021. Egypt sought to accelerate global climate action through emissions reduction, scaled-up adaptation efforts and enhanced flows of appropriate finance, recognizing that 'just transition' remains a priority for developing countries worldwide.