COP27 Dispatch: Food Waste Gains Attention in Climate Discussions

Food waste is a major driver of climate change and a cause of food insecurity. Penn’s Steven Finn highlights the challenge and solutions discussed at COP27.

Experts from the University of Pennsylvania are on the ground at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. In this special series from Energy Policy Now, they share their observations from the global climate conference and insights into key issues under negotiation.

Steven Finn teaches in Penn’s Organizational Dynamics program. He discusses the role that food waste plays in driving climate change, and in contributing to the global challenge of food insecurity.  Steve also examines the growing focus on food security within the COP framework and innovations that seek to reduce the food system’s environmental impact while meeting the demands of a growing global population.

Steven Finn

Affiliated Faculty, Organizational Dynamics
Steven Finn teaches in the Organizational Dynamics program at the University of Pennsylvania and Vice President of Food Waste Prevention at Leanpath.

Andy Stone

Energy Policy Now Host and Producer
Andy Stone is producer and host of Energy Policy Now, the Kleinman Center’s podcast series. He previously worked in business planning with PJM Interconnection and was a senior energy reporter at Forbes Magazine.