Published: January 16, 2019
Prof Walter Willett, Prof Johan Rockström, Brent Loken, Marco Springmann, Prof Tim Lang, Sonja Vermeulen, et al. Show all authors
Aligning such a complex system, driven by multiple interests from across the sectors, with both the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris climate agreement, is a big task. Meeting such goals will require unprecedented collaboration and true transformation of an ill-equipped system.
The global agricultural sector occupies 40% of land, and the food system is responsible for up to 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions and 70% of freshwater withdrawals. Making things tougher is the ongoing, and very immediate, problems caused by climate change and the uncertainty it brings for farmers in many corners of the globe.
- The Commission is delivering the first full scientific review of what constitutes a healthy diet from a sustainable food system, and which actions can support and speed up food system transformation.
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