×

UPSC Courses

DNA banner

DAILY NEWS ANALYSIS

  • 02 April, 2021

  • 3 Min Read

Food Waste Index 2021

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report aims to advance progress on the Sustainable Development Goal 12.3

  • SDG 12.3 aims at halving per-capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reducing food losses along production and supply chains.
  • This report presents food waste data collection, analysis and modelling to date, generating a new estimate of global food waste.
  • It publishes a methodology for countries to measure food waste, at household, food service and retail level, in order to track national progress towards 2030 and to report on SDG 12.3.

Key Highlights:

  • The 2021 index has revealed that 17% of all food available at consumer levels was wasted in 2019.
  • The food waste amounted to 931 million tonnes of food sold. Around 690 million people had to go hungry.
  • It was prepared by using data from 54 countries and then extrapolated to the remaining countries.
  • On an average, 74 kgs of food was wasted per capita/year at household level. India wastes in 50 kg/capita/year.

Recommendations -

  • Countries can raise climate ambition by including food systems in their NDCs.
  • Regional Food Waste Working Groups will provide capacity building and training to participating Member States in measuring food waste, developing a national baseline, etc., for food waste prevention.
  • The UN Food Systems Summit provides an opportunity to launch bold new actions to tackle food waste globally.

Food Loss Index

  • The Food Waste Index report is in contrast to the Food Loss Index of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
  • The Food Waste Index covers the later stages of food’s journey - food waste - occurring at household, food service and retail level.
  • Food loss and waste causes about $940 billion/year in economic losses.
  • As of now, none of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement mention food waste.

Source: TH


Sun, Solar Missions & Solar Phenomenon

Sun, Solar Missions & Solar Phenomenon Context: This topic is important for UPSE Prelims and Mains GS Paper3. Aurora An aurora also known as the polar lights or aurora polaris, is a natural light display in Earth's sky, predominantly seen in high-latitude regions (around the Arctic&nb

Changes in the Prompt Corrective Action norms for bank

Changes in the Prompt Corrective Action norms for banks Context: This topic is important for UPSE GS Paper 3. What will commercial banks under scrutiny need to do to get out of the restrictions imposed by the central bank? The story so far: The RBI issued a notification on November 2 revising norms for commercial banks to be placed under t

Study on Countries’ commitment on Climate Change

Study on Countries’ commitment on Climate Change Context: This topic is important for UPSE GS Paper 3. The findings, while optimistic, come amidst the deliberations underway at Glasgow. How effective are climate change pledges made by countries in containing global warming?  A study published Friday in the journal Science fin

National Investment and Manufacturing Zones (NIMZ)

About National Investment and Manufacturing Zones (NIMZ) The Government of India (GoI) has announced a National Manufacturing Policy, 2011, with the objective of enhancing the share of manufacturing in GDP to 25% within a decade and creating 100 million jobs. NIMZs are one of the important instruments to achieve it. As per the Policy, &ldqu

International Financial Services Center (IFSC)

What is an International Financial Services Center (IFSC)? An IFSC caters to customers outside the jurisdiction of the domestic economy.  Such centres deal with flows of finance, financial products and services across borders.  London, New York and Singapore can be counted as global financial centres.  The&n

Students Achievement

Search By Date

Newsletter Subscription
SMS Alerts