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

The #123 Food Loss and Waste Pledge for Climate Action


It is widely recognized that food loss and waste contributes up to 10% of global GHG emissions. This implies that halving food loss and waste would help countries to achieve their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) beyond their commitments in the Paris Agreement and help companies in their race to NetZero.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched 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


NEW Pledges!

The Scottish Government pledge' statement is available HERE.

Want to know about FAO #123 FLW Pledge statement? read it HERE.


To participate, please fill in the FLW Pledge_Form_2023, available for download as a Word Doc or pdf, and then share it with us at [email protected]