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Reducing and Managing Food and Organic Waste Streams in North America

On March 23, 2017, the CEC’s Joint Public Advisory Committee invites you to join their public forum, virtually or in-person, to discuss challenges and opportunities for Reducing and Managing food and organic waste streams in North America.

The forum will bring together citizens and stakeholders to engage with experts from academia, government, and the private sector to discuss issues, challenges and opportunities for reducing, recovering, diverting and processing food and organic waste. Sessions will review organic waste sources, types, and environmental impact, and discuss capacity in the three countries for reducing food waste and promoting organic waste recovery within North America.

Participation at the JPAC public forum is open to the public and free of charge. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, French and Spanish.

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Where:

Hotel Marriott Tuxtla Gutiérrez Boulevard Dr. Belisario Domínguez 1195, Col Santa Elena Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas 29060
Mexico

When:

March 23, 2017

Participation:

Public

Contact:

Marcela Orozco
Head of Advisory Groups and Private Sector Engagement
(514) 350-4305

Recorded Webcast

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Opening and Introductory Remarks

Overview of the CEC by César Rafael Chávez, CEC Executive Director

Keynote presentation by Renán Alberto Poveda, Senior Environmental Scientist, World Bank

Presentation of CEC’s current and upcoming work related to organic waste, by David Donaldson, CEC Program Manager, Green Growth projects

Presentation by Edda V. Fernández Luiselli , General Director of the Primary Sector and Renewable Natural Resources, Undersecretariat of Environmental Development and Regulation, Semarnat

Panel 1 – Diverting and processing organic waste: Best practices and emerging technologies

Jaime Slomianski Aguilar, Titular, Agencia de Gestión Urbana, Gobierno de la Ciudad de México

Craig Coker, Principal, Coker Consulting + Senior Editor, BioCycle Magazine

Sergio Gasca Álvarez, Director de Bioenergéticos, Secretaría de Energía de México (Sener)

Susan Antler, Executive Director, Compost Council of Canada

Facilitated discussion with panelists and members of the audience (in-person + online)

Panel 2 – Food waste: Reduction and recovery programs

Ralph C. Martin, Professor, Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, Ontario

Daniela Ruehl, Consultora de Programas, FAO México

Yolanda Soto, President and CEO, Borderlands Food Bank (Nogales, Arizona)

Rubén Oliva Rodríguez, Director General, Bancos de Alimentos de México (BAMX)

Facilitated discussion with panelists and members of the audience (in-person + online)

Roundtable discussion: Reducing waste from formal and informal human settlements – Legal and institutional barriers

Cristina Cortinas, Environmental Consultant, Mexico

Melissa Lenczewski, Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Northern Illinois University

Wrap-up with panelists and members of the audience (in-person + online)

Closing remarks

Agenda

(Central Time)

7:30–8:30
Foyer

Registration of participants

8:30–8:35
Chiapas I & II

Opening remarks

Eric Dannenmaier
JPAC Chair

8:35–8:45

Overview of the CEC

César Rafael Chávez
CEC Executive Director
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8:45–9:05

Keynote presentation

Renán Alberto Poveda
Senior Environmental Scientist
World Bank
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9:05–9:15

Presentation of CEC’s current and upcoming work related to organic waste

David Donaldson
CEC Program Manager
Green Growth projects
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9:15 – 9:25

Presentation

Edda V. Fernández Luiselli
General Director of the Primary Sector and Renewable Natural Resources, Undersecretariat of Environmental Development and Regulation, Semarnat

9:25–10:25
Chiapas I & II

Panel 1 – Diverting and processing organic waste: Best practices and emerging technologies

En Canadá, Estados Unidos y México, los desechos orgánicos se envían de manera predominante a rellenos sanitarios, donde se descomponen en condiciones anaeróbicas, lo que contribuye a la formación y emisión de metano, potente gas de efecto invernadero. Esta mesa identificará barreras, oportunidades y soluciones relativas al incremento de la desviación de desechos orgánicos y de la capacidad de procesamiento en América del Norte mediante mecanismos como digestión anaeróbica, compostaje y captación de metano en los rellenos sanitarios.

Gustavo Alanís-Ortega
Moderator
JPAC member​

Jaime Slomianski Aguilar
Titular, Agencia de Gestión Urbana
Gobierno de la Ciudad de México
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Craig Coker
Principal, Coker Consulting + Senior Editor
BioCycle Magazine
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Sergio Gasca Álvarez
Director de Bioenergéticos
Secretaría de Energía de México (Sener)
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Susan Antler
Executive Director
Compost Council of Canada
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10:25–11:15

Facilitated discussion with panelists and members of the audience (in-person + online)

11:15–11:30

Break

11:30–12:30
Chiapas I & II

Panel 2 – Food waste: Reduction and recovery programs

According to the World Bank, up to one-third of the world’s food produced for human consumption is either lost during processing or wasted by consumers. North America stands out from other developed regions with the most food wasted per capita. This panel will discuss opportunities and projects underway to enhance capacity for reducing the disposal of food waste in landfills by exploring opportunities to achieve food waste reduction and recovery within North America.

Moderator
JPAC member​

Ralph C. Martin
Professor, Department of Plant Agriculture
University of Guelph, Ontario
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Daniela Ruehl
Consultora de Programas
FAO México
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Yolanda Soto
President and CEO
Borderlands Food Bank (Nogales, Arizona)
Download Presentation

Rubén Oliva Rodríguez
Director General
Bancos de Alimentos de México (BAMX)
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12:30–13:30

Facilitated discussion with panelists and members of the audience (in-person + online)

13:30–15:00
Chiapas III

Luncheon Presentation: Sumidero Canyon II Factual Record

Robert Moyer
Director
Submissions on Enforcement Matters and Legal Unit
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15:00–16:30
Chiapas I & II

Roundtable discussion: Reducing waste from formal and informal human settlements – Legal and institutional barriers

This roundtable will discuss overcoming legal and policy barriers to sound management of food waste and organic waste with panelists and members of the audience.  It will focus on case studies that demonstrate both the challenge of managing these waste streams in North America, and the opportunities presented by new technological, process, and policy approaches.

Eric Dannenmaier
Moderator
JPAC Chair

María Cristina Cortinas Durán
Environmental Consultant
Mexico
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Melissa Lenczewski
Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Geosciences
Northern Illinois University
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16:30–17:00

Wrap-up with panelists and members of the audience (in-person + online)

17:00–17:15

Closing remarks

Eric Dannenmaier
JPAC Chair

18:00–20:00
Lobby bar

Networking reception