IGP Events

Fast Forward 2030: Food Waste

Tuesday 25 February, 2020 | 19:00 -21:30 |


Wayra 20 Air Street London W1B 5AN

Fast Forward 2030 Food

Enjoy a series of talks, panel discussion, Q&A and networking with London's leading figures in the effort to transform the food waste crisis

About this Event

One third of food is wasted globally yet we still have more than 820 million people in the world going hungry. We are currently producing enough for 10 billion people but failing to make use of it. The cost for the environment is severe - if food waste was a country it would be the third biggest emitter of carbon dioxide. How do we reduce waste and make sure everyone is getting fed? Join us to hear the stories of the many innovative enterprises that have sprung up to address this problem.

Fast Forward 2030 is a progressive network of transformative entrepreneurs hosted by the Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP) at University College London. The network exists to tackle the causes and consequences of environmental degradation, economic inequality and social injustice. We encourage enterprises that challenge the status quo and deliver sustainability and prosperity for all. There is great power in business for change and we harness it with the tenacity and determination of activists.

Your ticket for this event includes:

· A great talk and Q&A session from our guest speakers (TBC)

· Networking and chatting with speakers, and the board members of Fast Forward 2030

· Free sustainably sourced food & drinks including delicious canapés made from food surplus by Elysia Catering, wine and beer made from surplus bread by Toast Ale.

UN SDG Target 12.3 By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses

UN SDG Target 2.1 By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round.

"Today, a little over 820 million people suffer from hunger, corresponding to about one in every nine people in the world" - FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO. 2019. The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019.

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