Rotterdam, The Netherlands
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
The Dutch Government has concrete goals for the Dutch TOP economic sectors as agriculture and food, horticulture, energy and transport. Companies and organizations in the agricultural sector are already engaged in joint discussions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as part of a Climate Agreement process; together, the aim is to achieve an emissions reduction of at least 3.5 megatons of CO₂ equivalents by 2030. Climate-friendly processes are the new standard, and the Netherlands can play a leading role in this.
The Russia’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution includes the GHG emission reduction target of 25-30% below 1990 by 2030. The climate change mitigation policies and measures are determined by numerous policy documents, including the Russian industrial development strategies and developing programs for economical sectors as energy, transport and agriculture.
The aim of the webinar is to provide an opportunity for business of Russian entrepreneurs (75% of CCI RF https://tpprf.ru/en/ members are SME) and international departments of regional Chambers of Commerce, including the Chamber of Commerce of St. Petersburg and the Chamber of Commerce of North-West region of Russian Federation (a total of 180 Territories of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Russia) to introduce with the new Circular economy developing of the Netherlands: smart and green cities, waste recycling system, green energy, agro and food innovation, etc.
The aim of the “Agro Food Waste Network” is to explore the business opportunities of St. Petersburg and the Northwestern region of the Russian Federation for the Dutch agricultural and food sector.
Food waste management is a topic which receives more attention worldwide, also in metropolitan areas like St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg is a city with 5 million inhabitants on an area of 600 km2. Annually the city produces over 11 million m3 of waste, of which 34% is food. Generally, the waste is not separated. Therefore, there are challenges and opportunities in St. Petersburg when it comes to the sustainable Agro and Food economy.
Professionals within the Agro and Food sector of St. Petersburg look for efficient technologies and solutions to tackle the waste problem and further prevent a depletion of the soil, freshwater supplies and raw materials in the region. Moreover, also consumers in St. Petersburg are increasingly aware of the impact of food on health and living environment. From their side there is also a demand for new technologies to reduce food waste.