Vicente Gonzalez Loscertales, Secretary General of the BIE, Roberto Formigoni, Commissioner General of the EXPO Milano 2015 and President of the Lombardy Region, Prof. Umberto Veronesi, Scientific Director European Institute of Oncology, Prof. Chiara Tonelli, Full professor of Genetics, Università degli Studi di Milano
Expo Milano 2015 organized a public round table "Carta 2015" to discuss the Expo theme, "Feeding the Planet, Energy For Life," that should be one of the main legacies of Expo Milano.
"Carta 2015" will invite scientific and cultural intellectuals around the world to discuss key issues. And in the coming three years, experts, invited by the organizers, will write a document that can offer solutions to the challenges that the world is facing in the field of nutrition.
A message delivered in the name of Nelson Mandela
At the occasion of the 1st roundtable on Carta 2015 organized in Milan on October 25, 2011, the Secretary General of the BIE, Mr. Loscertales indicated in his introductory remarks that "The theme of Milan 2015 touches issues at the core of our survival: over-use of resources, unequal access to food, unbalances between consumption patterns, and so on.
A vital and basic element such as food is one of the main sources of risk to the well-being of humanity and of our planet. 2015 remains a challenging deadline to meet the Millennium Development Goals. Milan World Expo can embrace to reinvigorate the objectives and re-energize the international community".
He stressed that "Carta 2015 is a key initiative that can achieve two goals, the first is to provide the 'fil rouge' for Expo 2015 to develop initiatives that will help establish the necessary authority and thought leadership needed to make Milan 2015 the reference event on sustainability and nutrition. The second is to provide a starting point for developing a roadmap containing concrete actions to be followed and implemented beyond 2015."
The early start of the project, according to Mr. V. González Loscertales is also a "necessity" which will launch a concerted effort to gather the understanding and commitments that will bring changes on matters as vital as nutrition and sustainability.
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