Metrics for sustainable healthy diets: a multi-partner initiative

The food system is a major contributor to the problem of climate change – accounting for some 20-30% of GHG emissions – and is also the major driver of land use change and degradation, associated biodiversity loss, water extraction and pollution. If the food system is to play its part in meeting the globally-agreed 2°C climate target production-side approaches will not by themselves be sufficient. What we eat will also need to change.

The purpose of this work is build a multi-stakeholder partnership whose first task will be to scope the development of appropriate and useful metrics for use by investors, civil society, government agencies or businesses that assess food industry progress in delivering healthy and sustainable diets.