Sustainable Consumption

One Planet Food

This presentation was held by Anna Richert from WWF Sweden at the World Food Day 2016 event in Stockholm on the 14th of October 2016.

One Planet Food

This presentation was held by Anna Richert from WWF Sweden at the World Food Day 2016 event in Stockholm  on the 14th of October 2016.

No time to waste! Our Expert Group is on the quest for the weak links in the food chain

On the 22nd of April, the SIANI expert group on “Food Waste Prevention Strategies for Global Food Chains” arranged a workshop to discuss good examples and possible solutions to reduce food waste on a global scale with a whole value chain perspective in mind.

Students wanted for research project on sustainable food preferences

GreeNudge are researching how principles from behavioural economics, such as “nudging”, can influence decision-making and preferences around sustainable foods. They are now looking for students in Sweden and Norway who would like to assist with the data collection for these studies.

New tool links global consumption with local-level impacts of production

Recent research, published by Focali members Javier Godar and Martin Persson with colleagues in Ecological Economics, develops a method to trace socio-environmental impacts of production to consumption.

Globalization and Commercial Drivers of Deforestation

Photo courtesy: Greenpeace Esperanza

This Focali seminar features presentations by Patrick Meyfroidt and Sabine Henders on topics such as; global land reserves and the prospects of conservation policies such as REDD, in the light of increasing global demand for agricultural and forest commodities, and tools to quantify linkages between consumption demand and land-use change.

True-Cost Accounting in Food and Farming

Photo courtesy: derpunk via Flickr

At present, food producers are not financially accountable for their impacts on environmental and public health, which means that the polluter doesn’t pay, and those that are making food sustainably are not rewarded for positive outcomes.

Agriculture in a 4°C warmer world

Photo credit: matthileo via Flickr

Last fall, the report - Turn down the heat — why a 4°C warmer world must be avoided — was launched by the World Bank. The report, which was produced for the World Bank by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, gained world-wide attention in media and among policy makers.