Yesterday, Jacqui and I met Dr Victoria Hatton, COP26 Pacific Regional Climate Change Advisor, and the UK Department of International Trade team at the British Consulate in Auckland. Tonight we are speaking to Rob Ward, our Climate Summit partner in the UK.
Whilst some of the focus of our recent announcement has been on the COP26 event in Glasgow this coming November, this in fact only represents a key milestone in a much larger project. Building a global platform that connects agribusinesses, researchers, startups and investors is the larger theme. Only by developing a collaborative framework will we be able to collectively address the issues around climate change and its impact on farmers and growers worldwide.
With this planning now well underway, you have the unique opportunity to learn more by joining the first of our scheduled AgriFoodTech Climate Summit virtual events.
Taking place on Thursday 25 March at 8.00am NZT (Wednesday 24 March 7.00pm GMT), this session will introduce you to both COP26 and the plans for this global framework. Victoria, Rob and I will take you through the opportunity and how you and your organisation can engage. You can join this free session by registering here.
From tomorrow, we will begin to socialise the opportunity 1-2-1 with our global networks. For Wharf42, the next 24 months represent the most significant opportunity we have ever participated in. We hope you can join us on this journey.