Technical Platform on the Measurement and Reduction of Food Loss and Waste

#123 Food Loss and Waste Pledge for Climate Action


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is pleased to launch a call for governments, companies, institutions and individuals to pledge to align their action agendas to halve food waste by 2030 and reduce food losses by at least 25 percent, toward accelerating actions to achieving SDG target 12.3.

"SDG target 12.3: By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels 

and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses."   


The #123 Pledge is hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), FAO, the World Resources Institute (WRI), Champions 12.3 and the Food is Never Waste Coalition. The #123 Pledge is also supported by CGF, Rabobank, and partners of the Cool Coalition.



A total of 123, #123 pledges from governments, companies and institutions in one of the five impact areas for reducing food loss waste (FLW) results in a substantial reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).



1. Integrate food loss and waste reduction into country and company climate strategies.

2. Reduce food loss and waste along supply chains.

3. Stimulate action at the national and subnational (city) level.

4. Measure, report and create policy and regulatory frameworks for FLW reduction.

5. Support reduced waste at the consumer level through raising awareness, education and enabling the conditions for change.


To make a pledge complete the form and send an email, as per instructions appended. Do not forget to share a photograph of your pledge written out on a sign. We’ll provide you with the tools to increase your exposure on social media. 

For more information and details: FLW Pledge Flyer

To participate fill in the FLW Pledge_Form_Final Oct 2022, and share it with us at [email protected]

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