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This report details 10 interventions to help achieve a 50% reduction in food loss and waste worldwide – action that can contribute to achieving the Paris Agreement on climate change and sustainably feeding the planet by 2050.

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One of the great challenges of the 21st century is how to nutritiously feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050. One key is reducing food loss and waste at a large scale. Here are 10 interventions that can help in this critical effort.

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Too much food is lost or wasted, and the lack of efficiency is very bad for the climate. A progress report suggests that governments and businesses need to do more if they're going to meet Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, which calls for the world to halve food loss and waste by 2030.

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To achieve radical reductions in food loss and waste, governments and businesses need to act now. A new report from the Champions 12.3 coalition reviews progress to date on meeting Target 12.3 of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

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As diplomats and ministers at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly focus on advancing the Sustainable Development Goals, leaders from business, states and cities will participate in Climate Week NYC to demonstrate the resounding commitment to building a clean, resilient, inclusive global economy. Here are highlights of WRI's participation in Climate Week.


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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WRI's new Food Loss & Waste director Liz Goodwin suggests three key steps -- setting strong targets, measuring for management, and concrete, replicable action -- for reducing food loss and waste.

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PARIS and WASHINGTON, 21st June 2016 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has agreed to join Champions 12.3, a coalition of leaders from governments, businesses, farmer groups, and civil society organisations dedicated to inspire ambition, mobilise action, and accelerate progress toward achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 12.3 by 2030. The move follows the CGF’s 2015 resolution to halve food waste and reaffirms its commitment to help tackle food waste globally.

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