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EU funded project REFRESH featured in Euronews & online session ‘A Global Call to Action on Food Loss and Waste’

date:  15/11/2020

Featured in Euronews: REFRESH, the EU funded project aiming to drastically reduce food waste

Euronews Futuris has been investigating the current strides taken towards reducing food waste. They came across the work of the 4-year EU funded research project REFRESH that has ended in 2019.

Under the coordination of Wageningen University & Research, 26 partners from 12 European countries and China worked together to fulfill the project's goal to contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.3. REFRESH focused on the reduction of avoidable waste and improved valorisation of food resources. Backed by research to better understand the drivers of food waste, the project supported better decision-making by both the industry and consumers. The project took an innovative, systemic approach to curb food waste through a holistic ‘Framework for Action’.

In the related article, Euronews Futuris looked at some of the key game changing initiatives carried out in the Netherlands, all connected under the national coalition Food Waste Free United (Samen Tegen Voedselverspilling).

>> Euronews Futuris article: REFRESH - the EU project aimed at drastically reducing food waste
>> Euronews Futuris article: 'Use By' and 'Best Before' labels - a new EU plan to cut down on food waste


 

Online session ‘A Global Call to Action on Food Loss and Waste’, 24 November 2020

On 24 November 2020 (10:30-12:00 CET), Wageningen University & Research, the World Resources Institute and Unilever will host the virtual session ‘A Global Call to Action on Food Loss and Waste’. The session is organised in the context of the virtual pre-event ‘Bold Actions for Food as Force for Good’, scheduled for 23-24 November 2020, which serves as a key milestone leading to the United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021.

The virtual session ‘A Global Call to Action on Food Loss and Waste’ will build on the recently published Call to Action by the global Champions 12.3 coalition, and it will particularly focus on connecting food loss and waste reduction with climate mitigation strategies. Attendees will hear about (1) the scope of food loss and waste worldwide, (2) what actions countries should be focused on, and (3) what actions companies can take.

  • Click here to register for the session ‘A Global Call to Action on Food Loss and Waste’, and find out more about the speakers.
  • Click here to learn more about the virtual pre-event ‘Bold Actions for Food as Force for Good’.
  • Click here to learn more about the sessions of the virtual pre-event ‘Bold Actions for Food as Force for Good’, in which experts of Wageningen will play a role.