Power in Plants: A Conversation on the Environmental Impacts of Plant-Based Dietary Shifts

Date: 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Zoom
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Please join the Center for Public Leadership for a discussion on the correlation between climate change solutions and sustainable food futures through plant-based meat with Rebekah Moses, Head of Impact Strategy at Impossible Foods Inc. Drawing on her experience with Impossible Foods, Rebekah will discuss plant based dietary shifts as negative emissions technology, as well as consumer and policy awareness gaps around the livestock sector in climate action. She will also discuss plant-based industry scale-up and the varying implications for land, biodiversity, climate, and food security. 

The program will be hosted by the Center for Public Leadership's Louis and Gabrielle Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellowship, led by senior fellow and HKS adjunct lecturer in public policy Rand Wentworth. Moderating the conversation will be Hana Rouse MPP 2022 with opening remarks by Salina Abraham MPP 2022.

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SPEAKER INFO:

Rebekah Moses leads impact strategy at Impossible Foods, a company addressing climate change and sustainable food futures through plant-based meat. Her work focuses on how product innovation and consumer behavior can maximize environmental outcomes through business growth. She works with Impossible Foods teams to integrate environmental and social mission into core strategy.

Rebekah began her career in the defense industry, later leading to a focus on sustainable food systems. Following her graduate studies in international agricultural development at the University of California at Davis, she has supported USAID, UC Berkeley, Stanford and Cal Poly’s coastal ecosystem ranch. She has worked at the intersection of ecology, agriculture, and international development in the Middle East and domestically.

Rebekah’s research contributions can be found in journals like the Public Library of Science (PLOS) and Journal of Applied Ecology, as well as via the USAID Water and Livelihoods Initiative online.

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This event is open to HKS students, faculty, and staff. The session will be recorded, and may be posted to YouTube and/or CPL's social media channels. Attendees must register for this event using the registration link above. Persons with disabilities who wish to request accommodation or who have questions about access, please contact cpl_events@hks.harvard.edu in advance of the session.