28 October 2021
From The Rome Declaration Commitments to Transformational Action on Delivering Sustainable Food Cold Chains for All

This side event to COP12(II)/33rd Meeting of Parties to the Montreal Protocol was hosted by the Government of Italy, FAO, Cool Coalition, Ozone Secretariat, UNEP OzonAction and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition.

During this session, participants interacted with a panel of experts from governments, private sector, international organisations on issues related to sustainable food cold chains in the context of progress made since the adoption of the Rome Declaration. The discussion revolved around available best practices in sustainable food cold chains (including on technologies, business aspects, market challenges and policies), challenges to scale them up and possible solutions to address these, which the parties and signatories can use to back up their commitments under the Rome Declaration.

The event is informed by the outcomes of the independent dialogue on sustainable cold chains at the UNFSS, drew attention to the virtual sustainable food cold chain technology exhibition and upcoming Global Sustainable Cold Chain Status Report, and raised awareness on possible further action around the Rome Declaration and sustainable cold chains. It touchbased on relevant ongoing initiatives and programs.

An event report with key messages will be available soon.

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