Roughly one-third of greenhouse gas emissions come from the food system. The food system and energy system are deeply intertwined, with energy inputs playing a central role in food production, distribution, processing, preparation, and disposal. Following the April 22 Leaders Summit on Climate, the Center on Global Energy Policy will host a dialogue on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the food system while promoting public health, rural livelihoods, and other important goals.


  • David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA


  • Philippe Benoit, Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA
  • William Hohenstein, Director, Office of Energy and Environmental Policy, US Department of Agriculture
  • Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Co-Leader, AgMIP
  • David Wallerstein, Chief Exploration Officer, Tencent; Author, Rearchitecting Earth: AI for Food-Energy-Water; Producer, Day Zero