This workshop will discuss policy options to influence and reduce food waste on the consumer level. The workshop takes place within the EU research project REFRESH, kindly hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture. It will bring together policy makers and experts from research, NGOs, business and marketing agencies.
In an interactive format, we will present findings from REFRESH research about the most influential factors for consumer food waste. We will provide input about potential means to influence consumer behaviour and household food waste through public policies. A focus of the workshop is to discuss success factors as well as limitations for public campaigns as one of the tools policy makers can use. In a participative group work we will discuss further options that policy makers can use including regulatory instruments, education, financial incentives and nudging to influence consumer behaviour. We will explore opportunities of an integrated perspective on sustainable food systems, that go beyond efforts to reduce consumer food waste and includes other sustainability aspects such as health and social aspects.
The workshop will take place on 19. November 2018 at the German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture in Berlin. The event is directed at policymakers from EU Member States and experts in consumer food waste from NGOs, retail and research as well as marketing professionals. A draft agenda is available for download below. Participation is by invitation only.
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