SEE Change: Quantifying Retail Food Waste in Support of Climate Goals
May 4, 2021 - With the recent Biden Administration announcement to reduce U.S. Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 50-52 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, there is an urgent need for solutions across multiple sectors to meet this ambitious goal. Food systems are leading contributors to climate change and account for over one third of estimated global GHG emissions. Approximately one-third of the world’s food is lost before it reaches a consumer and food waste specifically comprises an estimated 8-10% of global GHG emissions. As such, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has identified reducing food waste as a key initiative for reducing GHG emissions. Read the full article by Are Traasdahl in SEE change here.