Special Envoy for Global Food Security, Cary Fowler, will travel to Paris, France, and Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, November 6-15, for meetings with the Economic Development Organization (OECD) , French officials and the 2022 United Nations Climate Conference (COP27). ).
In Paris, he will meet with OECD Ambassadors to discuss the Global Fertilizer Challenge in the United States and opportunities for collaboration on fertilizers and food security ahead of COP27. He will also meet with officials from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development to discuss food security cooperation. Special Envoy Fowler will highlight the growing need to build climate resilience in agriculture to improve global food security.
In Sharm el-Sheikh, Special Envoy Fowler will deliver remarks at the Preparing for Change: A Whole-of-Government Approach to Food and Water Security parallel event. It will highlight the progress made over the past year in the areas of agriculture, food security, market access and water security, and underscore the need to do more in under the President’s Emergency Plan for Adaptation and Resilience (PREPARE). Special Envoy Fowler will also participate in the Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) ministerial event, which will focus on driving faster and more transformative climate action in the agricultural sector. The Special Envoy will also meet with public and private food security experts on the need to adapt agriculture to climate change.