Food Loss and Waste Protocol
PACE Partners the World Resources Institute, WRAP, UNEP and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development are contributing to the following Calls to Action from the Circular Economy Action Agenda for Food:
4. Better understand hotspots of food loss and waste
6. Increase investment in food loss and waste reduction
10. Increase Information Accessibility and Data Utilization
The Food Loss & Waste Protocol (FLW Protocol) is a multi-stakeholder effort that addresses the challenges in consistently measuring and credibly reporting on food loss and waste. One of their initiatives includes the PACE-affiliated 10X20x30 Food Loss and Waste Initiative. A global accounting and reporting standard, known as the FLW Standard, was developed to credibly, practically and consistently report how much food loss and waste is created and identify where it occurs.
As a global leader in the food reduction space, in 2021 WRI will be focused on encouraging countries to include the FLW Protocol in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), as food loss and waste a major contributor to global emissions. Additionally, the FLW team is planning on undertaking some regional and country-level outreach. In partnership with the InterAmerican Development Bank, WRI will be helping to develop a “FLW Playbook” for the 20+ countries of Latin America as well as an “FLW Index” that will score countries (on their progress against “Target-Measure-Act”), leveraging transparency while promotion friendly competition between the different countries.
World Resources Institute, WRAP, UNEP and World Business Council for Sustainable Development, FAO, The Consumer Goods Forum, EU Fusions