The Methane Factor: The Role of Food Loss and Waste in Cutting Emissions

Food Systems Pavillion
United Arab Emirates

At COP26 in Glasgow, the Global Methane Pledge was signed by well over 100 countries that committed to reduce their methane emissions by 30% by 2030. The food system is one of the leading contributors to methane emissions—with the majority of contributions deriving from livestock and food loss and waste (FLW).  

This session, designed in collaboration with the Global Methane Hub, will explore how new methodologies can help to better understand and measure the efficacy of food loss and waste interventions to reduce methane emissions, such as food recovery and redistribution. Further, the session will highlight how the development of more robust data can inform countries’ climate strategies, and support the inclusion of proven interventions within Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), more private sector action, and the development of financial mechanisms to incentivize increased investment in FLW interventions, including through food banking.    

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