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Australian CEO invited to join global Champions in the fight against food waste

Creator and CEO of Fight Food Waste, Dr Steven Lapidge, has been invited to join the eminent Champions 12.3 Coalition.

Creator and CEO of Fight Food Waste Ltd (FFWL), Dr Steven Lapidge, has been invited to join the eminent Champions 12.3 Coalition, the first leader from Australasia.

Aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, Champions 12.3 unites a league of influential and revered Ministers, Presidents and CEOs from worldwide organisations, all rallying under the goal to halve food loss and waste by 2030.

Their collective focus is to inspire ambition, mobilize action, and expedite the transformation of SDG Target 12.3 into a reality by 2030.

An astounding one-third of the world’s food is squandered, an issue carrying a US$2.7 trillion economic, social and environmental price tag, and responsible for a staggering 10 per cent of global greenhouse emissions.

“Each year, Australian industry and households discard an astonishing 7.6 million tonnes of food, and the majority of it ends up in landfill,” Lapidge said.

“This invitation means that Australia will have a seat at the table working alongside other leaders in the global fight against food waste to divert it from landfill, so we can save money, help people, improve food security and safeguard the environment.”

Commencing in 2018 FFWL has grown into one of the largest public private partnerships solely focused on fight food waste and involves near 100 leading food companies, industry supplies, universities and governments at all levels.

Their unwavering commitment to advancing the Australian food industry’s competitiveness, productivity, and sustainability, through groundbreaking research collaborations and industry partnerships, has set them apart as the nation’s champions.

“This is our moment to lead by example, to light the way towards a greener, more prosperous future for all. Together, we can turn the tide and make a global impact that will resonate for generations. it is paramount that we all recognise halving food loss and waste by 2030 as a critical solution to the climate crisis and ensuring food security for a growing population.”

Dr Lapidge will now join the Champions 12.3 network, working with fellow Champions and others to address food loss and waste as an urgent and critical factor to achieving many of the United Nations global commitments, including those on climate.

Together they will unite in the global commitment to use every lever possible to engage more countries, businesses and households to reduce their food loss and waste.

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