Champions 12.3 hosted a major event that assessed global progress toward SDG Target 12.3 on food loss and waste, announced landmark developments and set forth a pathway to cutting in half the more than 1 billion tons of food that goes uneaten each year. This event coincided with the 72nd UN General Assembly and Climate Week.

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Livestream Recording

The event was livestreamed on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

About the Event

One-third of the world’s food is lost or wasted each year, costing the global economy $940 billion and emitting 8 percent of greenhouse gases. Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.3 addresses this challenge, calling on the world to halve food waste and reduce food loss by 2030.

But what progress have governments and companies made to set targets, "measure to manage" food loss and waste, and enact the right policies and programs to achieve Target 12.3?

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Dave Lewis, Group Chief Executive, Tesco and Chair, Champions 12.3

Rajiv Shah (@rajshah), President, The Rockefeller Foundation

Esben Lunde Larsen, Minister for Food and Environment, Denmark

Hans Hoogeveen, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the UN Organizations for Food and Agriculture

Michael La Cour (@MichaelIKEAFood), Managing Director, IKEA Food Services AB

Liz Goodwin (@LizGoodwin), Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste, World Resources Institute

Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute

Rafael Flor, Director, YieldWise, The Rockefeller Foundation

Yolanda Kakabadse (@WWF_President), President, WWF International

Sam Kass (@chefsamkass), Former White House Chef, Founder of TROVE and Venture Partner, Acre Venture Partners

Lorna Donatone, CEO, Geographic Regions and Region Chair for North America, Sodexo

Maria Fernanda Mejia, President, Kellogg Latin America

Peter White, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, World Business Council for Sustainable Development