reNature hosts panel discussion at COP27

November 11, at COP27, reNature’s co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Felipe Villela, will host a panel discussion with industry leaders. During the 45-minute session called ‘Boots on the Ground: What should the private sector do to boost regenerative agriculture?’, the panelists, Barbara Baarsma - Rabobank Carbon Bank, Marie-Claire Daveu - Kering, Owen Bethell - Nestlé, Juliana Tinoco - Partnership for Forests, and Morgan Gillespy - Food and Land Use Coalition will touch upon topics such as the internal and external challenges in their supply chains to boost regenerative agriculture and improve soil health on a large scale.

These days are Regenerative agriculture and soil health the new magic words. Yet, large producers could not feel a bigger distance from the topic. When talking about Farm to Fork strategies, the concept quickly faces a challenge in scale. And though new sustainable food systems bring new opportunities for operators in the food value chain, there needs to be more trust from all sides.

Will regenerative agriculture prevail and actually restore soil health on a large scale? And how

can the private sector, considering its influence, be an effective part of that journey?

Who will ultimately finance the transition? How do incentives push the farmer to make the transition? What role can carbon credits play in the transition? And so forth.

reNature has pushed the regenerative movement since it was founded in 2019, resulting in many followers. At the panel discussion, reNature’s fans and followers are offered the opportunity to ask the panelists questions through an online form. 

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COP27 Food Systems Pavilion Thematic Day: BOOST nature positive production and soil health 

Location: Food Systems Pavilion, Blue zone (between Sweden and International Labour

Organisation, and in front of the Water Pavilion)

Date: 11 November 2022 

Time: 09:00 - 09:45 EET (08:00-08:45 CET)

Panel organiser: reNature

Moderator/host: Felipe Villela, Co-founder & CVO, reNature (BIO)


Barbara Baarsma – CEO, Rabobank Carbon Bank (BIO)

Marie-Claire Daveu – Chief Sustainability Officer & Head of International Institutional Affairs, Kering (BIO)

Owen Bethell – Public Affairs Sustainability Lead, Nestlé (BIO)

Juliana Tinoco – External Relations & Knowledge Manager, Partnership for Forests (P4F) (BIO)

Morgan Gillespy – Global Director, Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) (BIO)

COP27 Event page:

reNature’s Event & Question submission page: 

Not for publication

About reNature:

reNature’s mission is to restore nature through designing, implementing, and monitoring regenerative agroforestry projects that provide long-term income for local communities and exchange knowledge with farmers, schools and universities. 

reNature Investments BV is the for-profit organization, registered under RSIN: 860114090 and Dossier: 75028891 at the Chamber of Commerce, Amsterdam. 

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