Global coalition to tackle foodwaste presented to UN

During the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York this weekend, more than 150 world leaders were about to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One such priority included is reducing global foodwaste. Specifically, SDG target 12.3 calls for reducing global food waste with 50% per person by 2030. To help convert this target into reality, Champions 12.3, a global partnership to tackle foodwaste has been launched on September 26 2015 at the UN General Assembly Summit, by Hans Hoogeveen, Vice Minister for Agriculture of The Netherlands.

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Opportunity

This ambitious yet achievable target has the potential to embed the reduction of food loss and waste firmly in public and private sector strategies around the world for the first time. And it contributes to achieving other international aspirations such as the Zero Hunger Challenge, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.

The Champions

Our global multi-stakeholder conference 'No More Food to Waste' (The Hague, June 2015) already proposed the formation of Champions 12.3. Champions 12.3 will be a high-profile, voluntary, and inclusive partnership of leading governments (country, state, and city), businesses, international organizations, research institutions, and civil society dedicated to inspiring ambition, mobilizing action, and accelerating progress toward achieving SDG Target 12.3 by 2030. 

Become a member

For members of Champions 12.3, the partnership will provide an opportunity to journey along the path of food loss and waste reduction with others, learn from experts and peers, receive continuous high-profile public recognition for global leadership, and catalyze cost-effective scalable solutions.

To learn how to become a Champion, contact:

  • Craig Hanson, Global Director (Food, Forests & Water), World Resources Institute at chanson@wri.org