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On 30th – 31st August, Environmental Sustainability Director, Ignacio Gavilan attended the “Better Food for More People” World Food Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. The annual event, organised by the Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, aims to push forward the agenda on sustainable development within production and consumption of food and healthy lives in a global society, outlined by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

 

The conference was officially opened by Princess Marie of Denmark and was hosted by Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, Minister for Environment and Food of Denmark. On the second day of the conference, Ignacio sat on a panel entitled “Prevention of Food Waste”, alongside Selina Juul, Founder of Stop Wasting Food, Pénélope Komitès, Deputy Mayor of the City of Paris, and Christian Puglisi, Chef and Owner of sustainable Danish restaurants Relæ, Bæst, Mirabelle. Ignacio presented the work of the environmental sustainability pillar on food waste and the CGF’s date labelling call to action to simplify and standardise food date labels globally, issued alongside Champions 12.3 at New York Climate week in 2017.

 

“The World Food Summit in Copenhagen was a fantastic opportunity to meet and learn from leaders in agribusiness, food production, consumer products, and government. Debating changes in consumer tastes, new technologies, global competition and how new trends are transforming the sector made it worth attending the event. I was honoured to participate in the dynamic session on food waste where we shared some really interesting insights and perspectives.”  — Ignacio Gavilan