2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 16-18, 2023 | St.Louis, MO

Shannon Kenny

Senior Advisor for Food Loss and Waste, Office of Research and Development



Shannon Kenny is the Senior Advisor for Food Loss and Waste in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development. Shannon coordinates wide-ranging research on food waste, from prevention to waste management. She has more than twenty years of experience with U.S. EPA, primarily focusing on climate change. Shannon has also served as climate change staff for the House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee and Select Committee on Global Warming and Energy Independence. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s degree in environmental economics and policy from Duke University.


Thursday, May 18th

10:30am - 12:00pm

Around the Table in 90 Minutes: Getting Food Loss and Waste on the Climate Agenda

Workshop (Running Concurrently)

The links between our food systems and the climate crisis are becoming increasingly clear — the way we produce, distribute, and consume food contributes significantly to global emissions and socio-environmental damage, and also faces increasing disruption from the climate effects we’re already experiencing. The IPCC has released its most dire warning yet of the urgency required for action to mitigate and adapt, and we’re seeing governments, businesses, and individuals respond.  But, where specifically is food waste showing up on the climate agenda? This workshop will consist of an introductory panel showcasing some highlights of public and private sector initiatives on climate, followed by small group discussions on how sustainability leaders can further integrate food waste reduction into their climate work, with the goal of sharing  learnings, tools, and resources for those eager to speed progress on the critical issue of climate change.

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