Notes from the Field


RIFPC Presents on Food & Climate to RI Executive Climate Coordinating Council
7.26.22 Climate x Food Workshop

TUESDAY, JULY 26 — Network Director Nessa Richman joined RI Director of Food Strategy, Juli Stelmaszyk, to present a workshop about food systems and climate to Rhode Island’s Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council (EC4). The discussion explored how climate change affects food systems, how food systems affect climate change, and what priority actions are needed to help prepare for these effects, as well as how to communicate them to Rhode Islanders

The workshop featured experts from the RIFPC Food Systems & Climate Work Group, who informed the Council about priority actions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and connecting the Council with the state’s Relish Rhody Food Strategy for 2030.

Rhode Island’s 2021 Act on Climate is an update to the 2014 Resilient Rhode Island Acts, setting mandatory, enforceable climate emissions reduction goals designed to lead the state to achieve net-zero emissions economy-wide by 2050.

(Recording available by request)