Global consumption of natural resources accelerates with increasing number of ecosystems requiring dedicated policy tools to curb unsustainable practices such as deforestation and forest degradation driven by the expansion of agricultural land used to produce specific commodities, namely cattle, cocoa, coffee, palm oil, soya and wood. The novel initiatives and legislations such as European Sustainable Products Initiative and a forthcoming Directive on Sustainable Corporate Governance are meant to stimulate industrial transformation to green economy as well as empower the consumers to verify environmental claims regarding different products and their footprint measurement methods. However the lack of reliable information on sustainability along industrial value chains is a major obstacle in delivering Green Deal and EU sustainability objectives. Join this LPS22 “Deep Dive” session with representatives of food industry, United Nations, blockchain solutions developers and EO value adding to understand what steps they are taking to facilitate greener, more transparent and more sustainable supply chains and how to better utilise Earth Observation, emerging disruptive technologies and Big Data sources to reach EU green digital innovation objectives.
- Anna Burzykowska ESA (moderator)
- Zoltan Szantoi, ESA
- Niels Wielaard, Satelligence
- Marieke de Ruyter de Wildt, The New Fork
- Luca Brunello, Sustainability Supply Chains Expert, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
- Benjamin Wielgosz, Olam Food Ingredients
- Maria Teresa Pisani, Acting Head, Sustainable Trade and Outreach Unit & Economic Policy Officer, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (remotely)