World Environment Day focuses on reducing food waste

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UNEP Spokesperson Nick Nuttall. [UN Photo / Guilherme Costa]

The theme for this year's World Environment Day, which is observed on 5 June each year, is focusing on the growing problem of food waste and loss around the world.

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted.

This year's main event for World Environment Day celebration is hosted by Mongolia.

Nick Nuttal, spokesperson for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), tells UN Radio's May Yaacoub about the importance of this year's theme of the Day.

Duration: 4'57"

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