Methane Matters: Merging Climate Strategies with Food Waste Solutions

As methane takes center stage in climate strategy discussions, the GHG contributions of the food system — and food waste in particular — have come under scrutiny. Slashing methane, a shorter-lived but potent greenhouse gas, could have cooling effects in the next decade, acting as an “emergency brake” for the climate crisis. Policymakers have honed in on landfill management systems that capture methane from decomposing food, but food waste prevention strategies would not only keep food out of landfills in the first place but also avoid the 93% of food waste emissions that are generated before food becomes waste. Join us in exploring new food waste and methane emission insights, how the food system fits into climate and methane strategy, and specific steps that will act to reduce methane quickly.

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