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Tripartisan support for food waste reduction by Australian Political Parties announced at Think.Eat.Save event in Canberra, Australia

Oz Harvest event in CanberraAll attending a Think.Eat.Save event in Canberra, this week, welcomed the announcement by Australian federal environment Minister, Mr. Greg Hunt, inviting the Labor party, the Australian Greens, and any interested federal cross-benchers into a dialogue to establish a National Food Waste 2025 Strategy. Continue reading

UNEP Think.Eat.Save campaign in Australia

Think.Eat.Save6For the second year running, Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, OzHarvest partnered with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to tackle the issues of food and nutrition security and sustainable food systems at the upcoming  Think.Eat.Save events across Australia.  Continue reading

Food waste harms climate, water, land and biodiversity

The waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself, says a new FAO report released today. Food Wastage Footprint: Impacts on Natural Resources is the first study to analyze the impacts of global food wastage from an environmental perspective, looking specifically at its consequences for the climate, water and land use, and biodiversity.

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Brazil’s biggest football team gives Food Waste the red card

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A joint campaign by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and partners to reduce food waste has received the backing of Brazil’s most popular football team.Banners promoting the Think.Eat.Save – Reduce Your Foodprint campaign accompanied players from Flamengo FC as they arrived on the pitch for a match with Continue reading

UN partners with Oz Harvest to promote the Think.Eat.Save campaign – feeding the 5000 in Martin Place Sydney

Celebrity chef Kylie Kwong. Photo credit Giles Park

Celebrity chef Kylie Kwong. Photo credit Giles Park

On the 29 of July UNIC Canberra represented the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) at the OzHarvest and UNEP Feeding the 5000 event in Sydney, part of the broader global Think.Eat.Save campaign that UNEP, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation and partners are running to promote the issue of food waste and food loss. Continue reading

Australian World Environment Day Awards

Christopher Woodthorpe UNIC Director presenting World Environment Day Media Award to Sarah Clarke, ABC TV and Radio, for Australia's Changing Climate report.

In celebration of World Environment Day, UNIC Canberra joined the United Nations Association of Australia at its World Environment Day Awards.  The theme for 2013 World Environment Day celebrations was Think.Eat.Save – reduce your foodprint. The annual national Awards recognized innovative and outstanding environmental programs and initiatives from across Australia and the important work of Australian environmental leaders. Continue reading

Zero Hunger Challenge and the Think. Eat. Save. campaign

Prices at Niger's food markets are spiking in the aftermath of a patchy harvest, causing concern among food security experts that many could soon go hungry. The failed harvest, brought on by drought, has driven prices up. According to the Government of Niger, some 750,000 people are severely food insecure, a number expected to reach one million by early 2012 as the country moves towards its traditional lean season in March and April. In response to the looming food crisis, WFP is aiming to support some 3.3 million people over the coming year with life-saving food assistance. 15 November 2011 Tseidawa, NigerAt the Rio+20 Conference in 2012, the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched a new initiative, the Zero Hunger Challenge. One billion people do not have enough to eat and the Secretary-General wants to see an end to hunger in his lifetime. In support of this initiative UNEP, FAO and partners launched a Continue reading