The 15th Forum on Eco-Innovation and the UNEP Roundtable on Eco-Innovation organised by the European Commission (EC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam, on 12-13 November 2013. The event, entitled Cutting waste… Resource efficiency and eco-innovation for sustainable food chains, will explore solutions to enhance the sustainability of food supply chains by highlighting:
- the business rationale for tackling food,
- resource efficient and eco-innovative solutions for processing, packaging and retailing food, and
- opportunities for businesses to partner and network.
The event will gather European and Asian actors from the private and public sectors, technical institutions and intermediaries working with small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), to better understand the impact of food waste and the potential of resource efficiency and eco-innovation measures to create new business opportunities, as well as positive environmental and social benefits along the entire supply chain, with a particular focus on processing, packaging and retailing.