EXPO 2015: Reducing Food Waste – The way forward

Expo 2015 - German Pavilion - VIP Lounge

EXPO 2015 Milano showcases concrete answers to a vital need: being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the Planet and its equilibrium. A core issue which has to be addressed in respect is the massive amount of food that is wasted every year. In fact, we face a situation where on a global scale about one third of the food produced for human consumption annually – that is about 1.3 billion tones – is never eaten! The global food wastage has severe environmental consequences such as for the climate, water and land use as well as biodiversity. Germany´s food losses alone cause about four percent of the country´s total greenhouse gas emissions.

The event will be opened by UBA President Maria Krautzberger; followed by key note speeches and an open roundtable discussion with James Lomax (UNEP); Vinzenz Jung (Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture); Lorenzo Ciccarese (Institute for Environmental Protection and Research Italy) as well as Barbara Friedrich and Michael Angrick (UBA); Susanne Braun (Project Partner of EU FUSIONS and Managing Director of Research Center for Bioeconomy, Uni Hohenheim); Francesco Mele (Slowfood Italy); Valentin Thurn (Director of the documentary “Taste the Waste”); as well as a delegation of young decision makers (CIPRA – Youth Alpine Express). After the discussion, there will be a public screening of „Taste the Waste“ in the public area of the German Pavilion. 

We would be delighted if you would join us in Milano on 9th June.
Please register at simone [dot] hofner [at] uba [dot] de


Practical informations

Summary: Development of tools to prevent food waste