Estimates suggest that 8-10% of global greenhouse gas emissions are associated with food that is not consumed. The Food Waste Index Report, produced by UNEP, provides a methodology to measure food waste at household, food service and retail levels, and track progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 12.3.
Addressing food waste is critical to creating low-impact, healthy and resilient food systems which provide multi-faceted benefits to people and the planet. This report presents the most comprehensive food waste data collection, analysis and modelling to date. Countries using this methodology will generate strong evidence to guide a national strategy on food waste prevention.
Building Momentum for Global Collaboration on Zero-Carbon Cities
UrbanShift held its second Partnership Engagement Group meeting in March 2022, bringing together representatives from the GEF and UrbanShift’s core team with global organizations to identify opportunities for sustained, strategic collaboration.
Beating the Heat
This handbook was launched at COP26 and provides case studies from cities around the world that demonstrate how to sustainably tackle the urban heat island effect.
Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Cities
This working paper investigates the potential of nature-based solutions to help build smart, sustainable and resilient cities, drawing from the experience of G20 countries and beyond.
Surat: The Smart City Leading India's Sustainable Urban Development Movement
The Municipal Commissioner of Surat spoke with us about the city’s challenges, successes and goals in the path towards a sustainable urban future.