Food Loss and Waste (UNEP)

COPENHAGEN//WASHINGTON – The World Resources Institute (WRI) yesterday announced the first step in designing a global standard for measuring food loss and waste. The forthcoming guidance, called the “Food Loss and Waste Protocol,” will enable countries and companies to measure and monitor the food loss and waste that occur within their boundaries and value chains in a credible, practical, and consistent manner.

The announcement was made at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) conference in Copenhagen, with the leaders of UN Environment Programme (UNEP), World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), WRI, and others. The director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) also participated in the forum.

Further information is found here.

The Protocol is being developed here.