Projecte Europeu Urban Wins

#UrbanWINS webinar: How can cities tackle food waste?

#UrbanWins webinar: How can cities tackle food waste?

March 12, 2019 11:00


According to the European Commission, around 88 million tonnes of food waste are generated annually with associated costs estimated at 143 billion euros. According to FAO, up to one third of all food is spoiled or squandered before it is consumed by people, and food is lost or wasted throughout the supply chain. Some of the UrbanWINS cities have decided to respond to this problem and tackle food waste as part of their pilot actions.

ICLEI and these UrbanWINS cities want to present some of the initiatives being conducted to minimise food waste.

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11.00.-  Welcome and introduction

Meritxell Díaz, Communications Officer, ICLEI European Secretariat

11.05.- Why we want to fight food waste

Hanne Heymans, Project Manager FoodWIN

11.25.- Cremona and the fight against food waste: enhancement of the recovery and the donation of food surpluses and promotion of informed purchases

Martina Macconi, Advisor for the Municipality of Cremona for UrbanWINS project

Francesca Federici, founding partner of EStà and expert in food policy                                

11.45.- Sabadell and its food waste prevention programme  

Anna Puiggros, project officer at the Innovation Department of the City of Sabadell

12.05.-  Leiria and its guide for food waste reduction

Margarida Morais, Senior Technician for Environment at Leiria Municipality

12.20.- Time for discussion and conclusions

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