Expo Milano 2015 will be the first World Expo to take place in Europe in 15 years and its theme, ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’, is of vital importance for Europe and the world. As a global player in the debate on food and sustainability, the European Union (EU) should seek to reinforce its position, highlight its achievements and, most importantly, take this opportunity to work towards finding common solutions to these issues with other international organisations, countries and private stakeholders. The EU leads the way in terms of promoting quality food and ensuring food security and safety and environmental sustainability.
Indeed, with over 800 million people facing hunger in less economically developed countries and high and increasing levels of obesity and non-communicable diseases in developed countries, now is the moment to act. Ill-informed food choices, dwindling natural resources, climate change and threats to the world’s biodiversity are all issues that need to be tackled urgently. Expo Milano 2015 will focus the World’s attention on addressing these challenges and provide a platform to deliberate on these pressing issues.
Expo Milano 2015 is a non-commercial World Exposition with some very unique and innovative features. For the first time in the history of world fairs, the theme of a World Expo is food: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. This theme will unite over 140 participants into action around the challenges and opportunities facing our global food system and the sustainable development of our planet.
Running for 184 days (from 1 May to 31 October), this giant exhibition site, covering one million square meters, is expected to welcome over 20 million visitors who will experience a unique journey that looks at the complex theme of nutrition.
Expo Milano 2015 will be the first Exposition in history to be remembered not only for its entertaining pavilions, but also for its contribution towards education on food and the planet’s precious resources.
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