Sustainable Foods Summit

Event Date: 
June 23, 2011 - 2:00pm
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Featuring Danielle Nierenberg
Worldwatch Institute Senior Fellow and co-project director of Nourishing the Planet

Climate-Change Strategies, June 23, 2011 2:00-6:00pm

About the panel:

Although climate-change is now high on the international agenda, few organisations are taking steps towards a low carbon economy. This sessions explores some of the practical initiatives food and ingredient companies can undertake to measure, reduce and offset their carbon emissions.

With livestock comprising the majority of agricultural greenhouse gases, case studies of given of dairies operations that are leading the way in carbon measurement and reduction. Another paper looks at the challenges food & beverage companies face when implementing climate change strategies. Other papers look at methods to offset carbon emissions, with case studies given of brands that have become carbon neutral. The session adjourns with a panel discussion on the prospects for a low carbon food industry.

About the Sustainable Foods Summit:

The Sustainable Foods Summit is a series of summits that focuses on the leading issues the food industry faces concerning sustainability and eco-labels such as Organic, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, etc.

The European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will take place in Amsterdam on 23-24th June 2011. Key topics on the summit agenda include food security, generating positive impacts by product design, carbon footprint measurement, biodiversity preservation, sustainable supply chains, climate change strategies, and marketing & distribution innovations.

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