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Climate Change and the Future of Food

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Thursday February 14, 2019, 11:45 a.m. — 12:45 p.m.
Evans Hall, 2430

Please join us for a conversation with Max Elder from Food Futures Lab, Institute for the Future (IFTF) for a conversation on climate change and the future of food.

In 2018, IFTF partnered with the World Bank Climate Investment Fund on a body of research related to the Future of Climate Action. The report identified opportunity zones for climate action over the next decade, including artificial intelligence, digital engagement, youth movements, and the new climate economy.

Max will provide an introduction to IFTF’s work around futures thinking, and ways to think about how food specifically can be a highly-impactful medium for taking action on climate change

Max Elder is a Research Director for the Food Futures Lab at the Institute for the Future, a 50-year-old think tank based in Palo Alto, California. Max conducts research and consults with companies on the urgent issues facing our food system. He has led work around the world with global food companies like Barilla and Campbell's; major foundations like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and innovative technology companies like Google and Intel.

Co-Presented by Climate Change Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at CBEY, the Food, Agribusiness and Beverage (F.A.B.) Group at SOM, the Yale Sustainable Food Program (YFSP), and the Plant Based (PB&) Initiative at CBEY.