The global food and climate crisis can be helped by reducing loss and waste

The way food is produced and consumed today results in high rates of food loss and waste.

This food loss and waste is responsible for an estimated 8-10 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions (IPCC 2019), far higher than the emissions from commercial flights.

Food loss and waste has other impacts, such as wasted resources, loss of biodiversity and loss of natural ecosystems.

All of this happens against a backdrop of rising food insecurity and malnutrition, with some 828 million people around the world suffering from hunger.

However, there is massive potential to reduce the emissions of the sector while delivering benefits across the sustainable development agenda.

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