Under the auspices of the Finnish Presidency to the Council of the EU, the Commission organised, on 12 December 2019, a public conference dedicated to food loss and waste prevention. The event, held on occasion of the 7th meeting of the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste, helped to define the EU action agenda and path towards the global target of halving food waste by 2030. In an interactive format, speakers and audience discussed the Platform’s recommendations for action in food loss and waste prevention, published on that day, and their role in mobilising EU action towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 12.3. In line with the integrated, holistic approach needed to tackle food waste, the Platform recommendations address action required, at each stage of the food supply chain including food redistribution, and involving all key players from the public and private sectors.
The conference was open to all stakeholders active in food loss and waste prevention, interested to know more about and contribute to the EU’s work in this field. For organisations that are not part of the EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste, participation in the event was limited to one person per organisation.