About Resilient Food Systems and Diets

Whether it’s widespread plastic packaging, high levels of food waste or diets high in meat consumption, our food systems are incompatible with a 1.5° C future. The farming sector alone accounts for approximately one third of global 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 will 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. Thise Mejeri is our first challenge owner. They are Denmark’s second-largest dairy. They are still owned by those who produce the milk – the cooperative members – still independent, and still organic. We will be looking to work with additional 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.

Explore. . . Find out more about the people and places involved in Climate-friendly Food Systems and Diets. Keep visiting this page for new content from EIT Climate-KIC and from the many partners involved in this demonstration.

Stories
17 June 2020 EIT Climate-KIC shines at GLF Bonn Digital Conference, the year´s largest global digital conference on the environment

EIT Climate-KIC’s Director of Sustainable Land Use and member of the Landscapes as Carbon Sinks Deep Demonstration, Daniel Zimmer, as well as Designer & Producer – Innovation & Engagement and member of the Deep Demonstration of Resilient Food Systems and Diets, Pernille Martiny Modvig, shared their expertise on landscapes and food systems at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) Bonn Digital Conference

EIT Climate-KIC shines at GLF Bonn Digital Conference, the year´s largest global digital conference on the environment
Marta Esteve | EIT Climate-KIC | May 2020 The radical transformation of the global food system

Global food production threatens climate stability and ecosystem resilience. It is the major driver of environmental degradation and transgression of planetary boundaries. Overall, the consequences are serious. A radical transformation of the global food system is urgently needed

The radical transformation of the global food system
Marta Esteve | EIT Climate-KIC | 2019 Jorge Fonseca (FAO): “The consumer has the power to change the unsustainability of the food system”

Jorge Fonseca is Programme Adviser of Food Systems Strategic Programme at Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). He’s an expert in food science and technology, packaging science, horticulture, agronomy, business administration, marketing and food governance and society. He has authored over 150 scientific and technical publications that address different aspects of food systems, particularly targeting issues of interest for the agri-food industries with one publication receiving a US national press award.

Jorge Fonseca (FAO): “The consumer has the power to change the unsustainability of the food system”