Biodiversity Regeneration

Biological diversity is the complex infrastructure that supports and nurtures all life on earth. Ensuring the regeneration, continuation and health of this infrastructure is one of the most pressing challenges of our time since, we depend on nature’s diversity and abundance for the stability of our planet, as well as our ability to survive and prosper.

Biodiversity Regeneration via Food System Transformation

SDG 15 presents an enormous challenge for stakeholders within the food system. Corporations, NGOs, scientists and other change-makers are already working on meeting those goals, however, increased cross-sector collaboration is the only way to tackle biodiversity challenges.

Biodiversity is key to building resilience in systems. This is particularly true for food production and distribution systems. The Klosters Forum brings together key stakeholders who can help deliver tools to address this within organisations linked to the food system.

TKF20/21

Despite Covid-19 restrictions, The Klosters Forum successfully convened a select group of key stakeholders for TKF20 (September 2020) and TKF21 (June 2021) to pursue our  crucial food system transformation work. Our Participants  discussed ways and new approaches to move from an extractive, efficiency-, yield- and low-cost- driven food system towards one that enables nature to flourish and regenerate.

TKF21 Partners
TKF21 Partnership

“As stewards of global capital, investors matter…They alone have the power to withhold or withdraw capital from businesses that fail to take their environmental responsibilities seriously. Today’s environmental debate tends to focus solely on climate change. But corporations – and their investors – need to pay attention to their impact on biodiversity or food waste as they do to their carbon footprint.
Our partnership with The Klosters Forum aims to share knowledge by participating in open conversations and seeking solutions together.”

 

– Laurent Ramsey –
Managing Partner (Pictet Group) and Co-CEO (Pictet Asset Management)

TKF21 Support

“As a pure play global pioneer with privileged access in the Food 4.0 ecosystem, Blue Horizon has shaped the growth of the alternative proteins market. We aim to transform the global food industry through building companies and investing impact capital. We invest across the lifecycles of companies that are mission aligned to replace animal proteins with healthy and sustainable alternative sources of protein.

We believe that The Klosters Forum plays an important role in transforming the food industry. Bringing together relevant and influential corporations, NGOs, scientists and other change-makers increases cross-sector collaboration which is the only way to solve systemic issues.”

 

– Björn Witte –
Managing Partner and CEO
Blue Horizon Corporation

TKF21 Speakers
Speakers included
FEED & FLOURISH

2020/21 are the super years for nature and biodiversity. Our broken food system is a major driver of biodiversity loss but, the good news is, that it can be transformed and can even be a pathway to biodiversity preservation – and regeneration. The question is, how can we as nations, businesses and individuals make this happen – fast?

Feed & Flourish, an exciting, informative podcast from The Klosters Forum, brings you insights and tips from a diverse range of environmental trailblazers /pioneers.

FEED & FLOURISH PODCAST GUESTS
EPISODE 1: TRISTRAM STUART
International Award-winning Author, Speaker, Campaigner and Expert on the environmental and social impacts of food
EPISODE 2: ISABELLA TREE
Award-winning travel writer and author
EPISODE 3: SUSAN GOLDBERG
Editor in Chief of National Geographic and Editorial Director of National Geographic Partners
EPISODE 4: HENRY DIMBLEBY
Co-Founder of Leon Restaurants, Director of London Union and lead non-executive board member of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
EPISODE 5: PATRICK HOLDEN
Founder and chief executive of the Sustainable Food Trust
EPISODE 6: DR. GUNHILD A. STORDALEN
Founder and Executive Chair of EAT
EPISODE 7: JEHIEL OLIVER
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hello Tractor
EPISODE 8: ANDREW SHARPLESS
Chief Executive Officer of Oceana
EPISODE 9: MICHELLE GRANT
Founding Executive Director, World Food System Center, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), now Faculty and Education Director.
EPISODE 10: ELIZABETH MREMA
Acting Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
EPISODE 11: JANE MUNCKE
Managing Director and Chief Scientific Officer at the charitable Food Packaging Forum Foundation
EPISODE 12: ANDREW MITCHELL
Founder of Equilibrium Futures
EPISODE 13: BEN GOLDSMITH
Lifelong environmentalist, investor and philanthropist and the founder of Menhaden Plc
EPISODE 14: WILL WELLS
Founder of Hummingbird Technologies
EPISODE 15: ERIK BRUUN BINDSLEV
Leader in the regenerative and plant-based food space, through his consultancy, Merika
EPISODE 16: CHANDRAN NAIR
Founder and CEO of the Global Institute For Tomorrow
EPISODE 17: JEREMY OPPENHEIM
Founder & Senior Partner of SYSTEMIQ
EPISODE 18: MELISSA HEMSLEY
Chef, Author and the Founder of The Sustainability Sessions and The FeelGood Sessions
EPISODE 19: MARC PITTIE
Senior Lawyer, ClientEarth
EPISODE 20: MAXWELL GOMERA
Director of the Biodiversity and Land Branch at UN Environment Programme and Senior Fellow of Aspen New Voices.
EPISODE 21: JAMES ARBIB
Founder of Tellus Mater and RethinkX
EPISODE 22: JOHAN ROCKSTRÖM
Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Professor in Earth System Science at the University of Potsdam
EPISODE 23: DAN SALADINO
Presenter and Producer for BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme. Also author of an upcoming book - an epic journey into the history, culture and future of food in 2021.
EPISODE 24: THOMASINA MIERS
Co-Founder of Wahaca, Cook, Writer, TV and Radio Presenter, co-founded the Pig Idea, helped set up Chefs in Schools and is an ambassador for the Soil Association. She was awarded an OBE in 2019.
EPISODE 25: PAVAN SUKHDEV
President of WWF International, Founder of GIST Advisory and Sustainability Thought-Leader
EPISODE 26: TIM LANG
Professor of Food Policy, Centre for Food Policy, School of Health Sciences, City, University of London,
EPISODE 27: ELLA MILLS, AKA DELICIOUSLY ELLA
Food Writer and Entrepreneur, celebrating plant-based living with cookbooks, an app, podcast, snacks, cereals & a deli
EPISODE 28: PHILIP LYMBERY
Global Chief Executive Officer of the leading international farm animal welfare organisation, Compassion in World Farming, Visiting Professor at the University of Winchester and the President of Eurogroup for Animals, Brussels.
EPISODE 29: Céline Cousteau
Environmental activist, documentary filmmaker, and author.
EPISODE 30: CAROLYN STEEL
British Architect, Author, Academic and Leading Thinker on Food and Cities
EPISODE 31: JAMES REBANKS
Farmer and Best-Selling Author
EPISODE 32: DAVID DE ROTHSCHILD
British adventurer, ecologist, and environmentalist
EPISODE 33: KIRAN JETHWA
Celebrity Chef, Traveler, Adventurer, Sportsman and Producer
EPISODE 34: TONY JUNIPER CBE
Campaigner, writer, sustainability adviser and a well-known British environmentalist
EPISODE 35: FINIAN MAKEPEACE
Co-Founder, Policy Director, and Lead Educator of Kiss the Ground and a renowned presenter, media creator, and thought leader in the field of regenerative agriculture and soil health
EPISODE 36: TOM HUNT
Award-winning chef, writer and climate change campaigner
EPISODE 37: Dr. Agnes Kalibata
UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy to the 2021 Food Systems Summit
EPISODE 38: JENNY COSTA
Founder and CEO of Rubies in the Rubble
EPISODE 39: RICHARD WALKER
Manging Director of Iceland Foods and Author of The Green Grocer, out April 2021
EPISODE 40: BENEDIKT BÖSEL
Founder and CEO of Gut & Bösel
EPISODE 41: LOUISE MABULO
Chef, Farmer, Entrepreneur and Founder of The Cacao Project
EPISODE 42: HENRY DIMBLEBY PART 2
Co-Founder of Leon Restaurants, Director of London Union and lead non-executive board member of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
EPISODE 43:
Director of Eating Our Way to Extinction, released 16th September 2021