Expo Milano: Feeding the Planet – Energy for Life
May 1 to October 31, 2015
Over 140 participating countries at the Expo will show the best of their technology that offers a concrete answer to a vital need: being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the Planet and its equilibrium.
A platform for the exchange of ideas and shared solutions on the theme of food, stimulating each country’s creativity and promoting innovation for a sustainable future, Expo 2015 will give everyone the opportunity to find out about, and taste, the world’s best dishes, while discovering the best of the agri-food and gastronomic traditions of each of the exhibitor countries.
Dr. Alessandro Galli, Global Footprint Network’s Director of Mediterranean and MENA Regions, will speak at the Expo on May, 23rd, 24th, and 25th on his intervention entitled Mediterranean Footprints & Foodprints: Who should go on a diet? A set of questions: How much nature does humanity use and how much can our planet regenerate?
The Ecological Footprint is a widely used data-driven metric that answers these questions and helps tell us how close we are to the goal of sustainable living. Food is a basic need, so how does the food sector contribute to the overall demand that Mediterranean countries place on our planet’s natural resources? Attend this session to learn more about the Ecological Footprint and how it informs food resource access and utilization in Mediterranean countries.
Additional information on Dr. Galli's presentations (German).