Webinar: Food Waste - Cities to the rescue! From a diagnosis to the design of a holistic urban strategy.

forums
  • cooperation
  • environment
date
28-05-2018
start date
19-06-2018
end date
19-06-2018
organised by
EUROCITIES, City of Milan, FoodWIN
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How can cities reduce food waste effectively and efficiently? For this webinar, EUROCITIES and Milan Urban Food Policy Pact invite FoodWIN to share their experience on how cities can conduct a food waste analysis and diagnosis to ultimately co-create a food waste strategy. Frontrunning cities will share their experiences putting theory into practice.

 
Food Waste
One third of all food does not make it from the farm to our stomach. Throughout the production of this food, a variety of resources is wasted (seeds, water, energy, fertilizer, labor, land, financial capital) and greenhouse gases are emitted.
 
Why  (should cities care to) reduce food waste?
City governments are the best catalysts to tackle food waste. By tackling food waste, cities reduce their costs for public administration costs, SMEs and citizens. Moreover, reducing food waste might be the most cost-efficient way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And finally, using high-quality food surplus can feed people in need.
 
What can cities do to reduce food waste?
Cities throughout Europe are already taking creative and innovative action to reduce food waste: from logistical platforms to redistribute food surplus, over public awareness raising campaigns, reducing food waste in school canteens to stimulating innovation and entrepreneurship on food waste. However, how can they do this in an effective and efficient way? Cities first and foremost need to have a clear idea of where and why food goes to waste in their city. On the basis of that, they can co-create a clear strategy to reduce food waste.
 
What will you learn during the webinar?
For this webinar, EUROCITIES and Milan Urban Food Policy Pact invite FoodWIN to share their experience on how cities can conduct a food waste diagnosis and co-create a food waste strategy. Frontrunning cities Brugge and Gent will share their firsthand experiences.

During the webinar, FoodWIN will present a manual on creating food waste strategies.

Next, EUROCITIES & Milan Urban Food Policy Pact present an overview document of best-practices on fighting food waste throughout Europe.

Content of the webinar:
  • Introduction
  • Diagnosis: methodologies, budget, time frame, impact
  • Co-creating a strategy: how, with what stakeholders, content of food waste strategies, from strategy to action, budget, time frame, impact
  • Questions
Practical information
When: 19 June, 14-15h30 CEST
Platform: Skype for business. Registered participants will receive the link on how to join the day before of the webinar.
 
 

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EUROCITIES staff contact

Anja Katalin De Cunto
anja.decunto@eurocities.eu