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Sustain summit

Wednesday 12 October 2022 14:00 17:15

Coin Street Conference Centre, 108 Stamford St, SE1 9NH, London

Join us in person on the day to hear from leading voices in food, farming and climate, to contribute to the debate and network with the sector.

The summit will consider meat and dairy production and consumption in the context of the climate and nature emergency, where inspiring work and opportunities exist, and the assumptions and underlying values about meat which have shaped our policy to date.

From civil society to retailers, farmers to food writers, we will bring stakeholders together to explore the science and our many assumptions about meat and dairy, and where and how we can find common ground on this urgent issue.  

We are thrilled to announce the following speakers on the day, with more to follow:

  • Professor Tim Benton, Professor of Population Ecology, University of Leeds & Research Director, Chatham House
  • Thomasina Miers OBE, Cook, Writer and co-founder of Wahaca Restaurants
  • Cyrus Todiwala OBE, Chef, restauranter and author
  • Dr Rupy Aulja, Founder, The Doctor’s Kitchen
  • Baroness Natalie Bennett, journalist and Peer in the House of Lords
  • Nicola Renison, Cumbrian Farmer
  • Tom Martin, Cambridgeshire Farmer
  • Henry Mance, Chief Features Writer, Financial Times
  • Jyoti Fernandes, Campaigns & Policy Coordinator, Landworkers’ Alliance
  • Rob Percival, Head of Food Policy, Soil Association & Author of the ‘Meat Paradox’
  • Hibba Mazhary, University of Oxford 
  • David Burrows, Associate Editor, Food Service Footprint, and Environmental journalist for Farmer’s Guardian, The Grocer and Just Food
  • Simon Billing, Executive Director, Eating Better
  • Peter Greig, Founder, Piper’s Farm
  • Gavin Fletcher, Leicestershire County Council


Registration from 1:30pm

Keynote: Reviewing the Data and exploring recent trends  

Panel: What does better but less look like?

Panel: How can the transition tackle rising living costs and inequality?

Break and networking

Panel: How do we move the public debate on to solutions?

Panel: What does less and better look like in practice? 

Networking, drinks and refreshments on the terrace from 5 pm onwards

Tickets are available for £15 per person. There are some tickets available for those on a low (or no) income. If you have any questions about the event, please email

Please note that we are not able to offer remote attendance of this event. We hope you can make it in-person but understand that this may not be possible. Sustain will be running its annual conference online on the cost of living crisis on 24 November, to which you’d also be welcome. The booking link will go live later this month.

Published Wednesday 12 October 2022

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