Event update: Coronavirus and the International Dialogue on the Climate Emergency and the Future of Food, 4 – 6 May 2020


As concerns grow around COVID-19, the Global Alliance has decided, after much consultation, to transform the Salzburg International Dialogue (4 – 6 May 2020) into a major online collaboration. 

In this critical year of action for climate, this process will allow us to maintain momentum to achieve our core objectives: 

  • Create a space to bridge divides between sectors, geographies and generations, helping to create connections and forge alliances for transformation
  • Co-create a Shared Action Framework, identifying shared priorities and opportunities for transformation across sectors, scales and processes
  • Accelerate the urgent actions, investments and policies needed to transform food systems holistically and systemically

The Global Alliance is guided by firm principles: renewability, resilience, equity, diversity, inclusion, interconnectedness and, crucially, health. Our top priority is the health, safety and well-being of participants from across the world, and the staff who make the International Dialogue happen. Global Alliance partners have already confirmed their support for this approach. 

With our partner Salzburg Global Seminar, we are now developing a series of innovative and inclusive virtual gatherings and a flexible schedule of online meeting opportunities, supported by digital chat and survey tools. We are exploring opportunities to create engaging video content and look forward to sharing more details on these plans in the coming weeks.  

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our partners and supporters who have helped to put together a great agenda for change. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this decision may cause to you and/or your organization. 

For further enquiries, contact Kasia Murphy at the Global Alliance for the Future of Food: kasia@futureoffood.org