The Methodology for Avoiding Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Keeping Food in the Human Supply Chain is open for public consultation from 8 March to 24 April 2022. Verra is also inviting proposals from validation/verification bodies for a technical assessment of this methodology.
This methodology would enable the quantification of emission reductions from activities that avoid food loss and waste. About 8% of global emissions result from food loss and waste, and reducing the amount of food loss and waste has significant climate mitigation potential. In addition, food loss and waste has many negative economic and social impacts.
The methodology enables the quantification of emission reductions from keeping food in the human supply chain, and its priorities are aligned with the EPA’s Food Recovery Hierarchy.
The baseline scenario assumes the continuation of pre-project food waste diversion to landfills or other waste destinations. Project activities may prevent loss or waste of food products at different stages of the food supply chain – for instance, during the production, processing, distribution, retail and/or consumption of food products – and include enhanced demand planning, the use of apps to facilitate food sharing, and food bank donations.
To comment on the methodology, please submit the completed feedback template to Liz Guinessey, Senior Program Officer, Program Development and Innovation (firstname.lastname@example.org), by 24 April 2022.
RFP for VVB Assessment
To submit a proposal for a VVB assessment of the methodology, please review the Request for Proposals: Validation/Verification Body Assessment of the Methodology for Avoiding Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Keeping Food in the Human Supply Chain for information about required qualifications and application instructions.
Please submit your proposal to Liz Guinessey, Senior Program Officer, Program Development and Innovation (email@example.com), by 15 April 2022. Verra intends to select a VVB by 29 April 2022.