The Post-2015 Development Agenda: How Food Loss and Waste (FLW) Reduction Can Contribute Towards Environmental Sustainability and the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

Wieben, Emilie (2016). The Post-2015 Development Agenda: How Food Loss and Waste (FLW) Reduction Can Contribute Towards Environmental Sustainability and the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. DNC Working Paper. United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES).

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    Author Wieben, Emilie
    Editor Hettiarachchi, Hiroshan
    Title The Post-2015 Development Agenda: How Food Loss and Waste (FLW) Reduction Can Contribute Towards Environmental Sustainability and the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals
    Series Title DNC Working Paper
    Volume/Issue No. 1
    Publication Date 2016
    Place of Publication Dresden
    Publisher United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES)
    Pages 15
    Language eng
    Abstract The issue of global food loss and waste (FLW), specifically its environmental dimension, was presented at the Dresden Nexus Conference 2015 under the umbrella “Global Change, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Nexus Approach”. This working paper continues the debate on FLW in the context of sustainable development and explores how FLW reduction can contribute to the achievement of the SDGs, emphasising the broader environmental impacts. Reduction of FLW is explicitly captured under SDG 12, which aims to halve per capita food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses by 2030. However, as this paper suggests, reducing global food losses and waste could potentially have more extensive and cascading effects that would help facilitate progress towards wider environmental sustainability.
    Copyright Holder United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES)
    Copyright Year 2016
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9783944863429
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