2024 ReFED Food Waste Solutions Summit

June 11-13, 2024 | Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Convention Center

Clementine O'Connor

Sustainable Food Systems Programme Officer

United Nations Environment Programme


Clementine O’Connor is the focal point for food waste and sustainable diets at the United Nations Environment Programme. She co-authored the 2021 Food Waste Index Report, developing new global food waste estimates and a common methodology for countries to measure and report on food waste. Clementine works with both developed and developing countries to develop baselines, strategies, multi-stakeholder partnerships and to pilot interventions to halve food waste by 2030. With FAO she co-convenes International Day of Awareness on Food Loss and Waste.

Prior to joining UNEP as Programme Management Officer, Clementine worked with the World Resources Institute to launch Champions 12.3 in 2015, co-developed the FAO Food Wastage Footprint in 2013, and served as lead author of the European Commission’s Preparatory Study on Food Waste in the EU27 in 2010. Clementine serves on the Advisory Council of ReFED, the International Advisory Panel of the ONE THIRD / Food Loss and Waste Think Tank, and in several sub-committees of the EU Food Loss and Waste Platform.

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