United Nations Environment Programme and World Resources Institute
to release paper: Reducing Food Loss and Waste
PORTLAND, OREGON/WASHINGTON, D.C. —Worldwide, about one-third of all food produced, worth around US$1 trillion, gets lost or wasted in food production and consumption systems. When this figure is converted to calories, this means that about 1 in 4 calories intended for human consumption is never actually eaten.
On the occasion of World Environment Day, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Resources Institute will release the second installment of the upcoming Creating a Sustainable Food Future report, entitled Reducing Food Loss and Waste. This working paper identifies ways of reducing food loss and food waste, and examines solutions from around the world – ranging from the methods of food storage employed by farmers in developing countries to the amenities offered in the cafeterias of American Universities.
WHAT: Press Conference launching UNEP and World Resources Institute paper on food loss and waste. Key findings will be presented, and a question and answer session will follow.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time
(1:30pm – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time)
The Press Conference will be preceded by a Portland City Council time certain at 9:30 a.m. City
Council will vote on a World Environment Day Proclamation and Mayor Charlie Hales will make
an announcement pertaining to World Environment Day.
WHERE: City Hall
1221 SW 4th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97204
WHO: Opening remarks by Amy Fraenkel, Director, UNEP Regional Office for North America
Remarks by City of Portland Mayor Charlie Hales
Presentation of key findings by Brian Lipinski, lead author of the paper, World Resources Institute
Moderator: Elisabeth Guilbaud-Cox, Head of Communications, UNEP Regional Office for North America
Call-in #: For Participants: Dial - (661) 673-8600
Enter Access Code - 297668#,
For more information about the World Resources Report and to download the paper, go to: www.worldresourcesreport.org
For more information, contact: Elisabeth Guilbaud-Cox, Tel: (202) 812-2100; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Michael Oko, Director of Strategic Communications and Media, WRI, Tel: (202) 729-7684; E-mail: email@example.com
Public Information Officer
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000
Portland OR 97204