To accelerate progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) target 12.3 a coalition of “champions” (Champions 12.3) was launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2016. Within the coalition of 30 global leaders on food waste, four are also partners within the REFRESH consortium.
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on January 21 2016, a coalition of 30 leaders launched a new effort to inspire ambition and mobilize action to reduce food loss and waste globally called Champions 12.3. This leadership group aims to accelerate progress toward meeting Target 12.3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which seeks to halve per capita food waste and reduce food losses by 2030. The Champions include CEOs of major companies, government ministers, and executives of research and intergovernmental institutions, foundations, farmer organizations, and civil society groups. These leaders will work to create political, business and social momentum to reduce food loss and waste around the world. The Champions will inspire action by: • Leading by example on how to reduce food loss and waste; • Motivating others to meet SDG Target 12.3; • Communicating the importance of food loss and waste reduction; • Showcasing successful food loss and waste reduction strategies; and • Advocating for more innovation, greater investment, better information, and increased capacity to reduce food loss and waste. For More Information: http://champions123.org/