About Climate-friendly Food Systems and Diets

Whether it’s widespread plastic packaging, high levels of food waste or diets high in meat, our food systems are incompatible with a 1.5 degree future. The farming sector alone accounts for approximately one-third of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

To reform our food system and boost global health we must tackle food production, distribution and consumption, as well as metrics, policies and habits. We need to work with people and places and at the level of global value chains. This Deep Demonstration aims to catalyse a shift towards a sustainable, healthy food system that can feed future generations within planetary boundaries. We are looking to work with challenge owners to address four areas of change within the food system: primary production; food and feed processing and food supply chains; retail and consumer behaviour; and policy and public procurement.

Early partners include a dairy company in Denmark (Thise Mejeri) and the Nordic Council of Ministers; current challenge owners working on food systems are the Government of Ireland. 

Find out more about our work in the stories below. If you are interested in becoming a challenge owner, partner or funder, contact us at communitydesk@climate-kic.org

Stories
EIT Climate-KIC | 30 March 2022 EIT Climate-KIC joins forces with the Government of Ireland to stimulate climate innovation in the agri-food sector
EIT Climate-KIC joins forces with the Government of Ireland to stimulate climate innovation in the agri-food sector
EIT Climate-KIC | 26 January 2022 Cookbook for systems change: Nordic innovation strategies for sustainable food systems
Cookbook for systems change: Nordic innovation strategies for sustainable food systems
EIT Climate-KIC |17 June 2020 EIT Climate-KIC excels at GLF Bonn Digital Conference, 2020's largest global digital conference on the environment
EIT Climate-KIC excels at GLF Bonn Digital Conference, 2020's largest global digital conference on the environment
EIT Climate-KIC | 28 May 2020 The radical transformation of the global food system
The radical transformation of the global food system