A game about
Food Loss and Waste?
A game about
HOW IT WORKS
HOW IT WORKS
Your Goal: Improve Sustainability by Reducing Food Loss and Waste.
Food loss and waste make significant contributions to global warming and agrifood systems inefficiencies.
The Three Dimensions of Sustainability.
As countries strive to balance their economic, social, and environmental priorities, they must understand unintended consequences of their policy choices and plan accordingly.
By seeking harmony between their priorities, countries can find the "sphere of sustainability" where it's possible to reduce poverty, end hunger, and tackle inequality, while sustaining the environment - leading them to sustainable development.
Reducing food loss and waste will contribute to better sustainability for these three indicators. But overall sustainability is a much larger problem. In this game, the overall performance in sustainability is measured by GDP, jobs, food security, poverty, emissions, and biodiversity.
Sustainable Development Goals.
They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, conflict, and injustice. They are integrated into and balance the three dimensions of sustainability–economic, social, and environmental. The SDGs are at the center of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015. The Agenda is a plan of action for people, the planet, and prosperity now and into the future.
In this challenge, your score will be based on six indicators, each of which is closely tied to the SDGs. In the game, we will look at your outcomes in 2030 to align with this SDG landmark. You can read more about all 17 goals here.
Produce, dairy, meat, and fish go bad on their way to the market due to inadequate refrigerated transport and cold storage facilities. Since the carbon footprint accumulates as food moves across the supply chain, throwing away food is to waste the emissions created from growing, transporting, storing, processing, and distributing the food. Cutting food loss and waste means feeding more people with healthier diets, generating income for agri-food systems workers, all while conserving and protecting natural resources. Every food loss and waste reduction can help us reach the Paris Agreement target of keeping global warming to well below 2 degrees C.
Policies like investing in supply chain infrastructure, reforming food subsidies that unintentionally lead to more food losses and waste, and informing the public to reduce food waste are some of the most efficient ways to cut food loss and waste.
Policies can be divided into three groups: infrastructure, institution, and behavior. One way to think about their relationship is as hardware, software, and user. Infrastructure policies serve as the hardware. Institution policies, the software. Behavior policies represent the user that actually puts the hardware and software to use.