2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit
May 10-12, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN
In addition to being ReFED’s board member, Shashank is a Managing Director at BlackRock, where he focuses on developing sustainability solutions. Before BlackRock, Shashank was a Partner at Rhodium Group. At Rhodium, his research work spanned from analyzing the impact of policy and market developments on energy systems and greenhouse gas emissions to understanding the physical and economic risks imposed by a changing climate. He co-authored "Fueling Up", a book on the economic and emission implications of shale gas revolution in the US, and "Economic Risk of Climate Change - An American Prospectus", which studies the impact of climate change in the United States. Before becoming an energy researcher, Shashank worked as a software engineer at Microsoft.
Shashank holds a Masters in Mathematics & Computing from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur and Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University.
Wednesday, May 11th
11:00am - 12:00pm
Breakout Sessions (Running Concurrently)
Johnson Great Room
Turning Up the Heat: Tackling Food Waste to Fight Climate Change
The latest IPCC report is blunt – our planet is on track to reach at least 1.5°C of warming by 2050, under all emissions scenarios considered. But while climate change poses a looming threat to our existence, tackling it is achievable – and food waste is the low-hanging fruit. Beyond just mitigation, reducing food loss and waste is one of the few solutions that can improve adaptation to climate change. Hear from a panel of climate experts on why we must race to halve food waste by 2030 for the sake of our planet.