The Impact of Tax Law and Policy on Food Waste, Food Recovery and Donation



Emily M. Broad Leib Presentation

Clementine O’Connor Presentation

This meeting is part of the Global Food Donation Policy Atlas project. The Atlas project is a partnership between the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) and The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), which explores legal and regulatory barriers to food donation, as well as opportunities for law and policy to drive donation of safe, surplus food, and shares best practices for consideration for countries involved in the project and beyond.

The meeting will bring together government officials and policymakers (along with select food donors and food recovery organizations) to discuss the role of tax policy in impacting food waste, food recovery and donation.

In addition to FLPC and GFN, the web conference series is conducted in partnership with Food Systems for the Future and UNEP.


  • Ertharin Cousin: CEO and Founder of Food Systems for the Future; Visiting Scholar at the Stanford University Center on Food Security and Environment in the Freeman Spogli Institute; former Executive Director, United Nations World Food Programme; former US Ambassador to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture.


  • Carrie Calvert, Vice President, Government Relations, Feeding America.
  • Augustin Moreau, representative of Guillaume Garot, député de la Mayenne (member of the French Assemblée Nationale and former Minister for the Food Industry).
  • António Mendonça Mendes, Secretário de Estado Adjunto e dos Assuntos Fiscais (Secretary for Tax Affairs).
  • Clementine O’Connor, Sustainable Food Systems Program Officer, United Nations Environment Programme.

This event is by invitation only. Attendees will be sent information and materials prior to this session.

If you have any questions, please contact Regan Plekenpol at


The Global Food Donation Policy Atlas was made possible through funding by the Walmart Foundation. The findings, conclusions, and recommendations presented from this project are those of the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic and The Global FoodBanking Network alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Walmart Foundation.



8:00 am - 10:00 am



Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 01-Dec-2021
  • Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am