An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty. Production, processing and transportation of food counts for 1/3 of all greenhouse gas emissions.
What do we know about the influence of our food choices on the environment and society? How can behavior be changed toward sustainable food choices? This study discusses these questions. It shows that the development of a system of values, based on ecological principles, is a key factor for continued progress in this area. Educating children is of paramount importance, because values are often adopted during the early years of life.
Switzerland has adopted the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, including the promotion of food supply security, sustainable food consumption and health. This brochure provides a collection of best practices, as a source of inspiration for sustainable and healthy food practices, to motivate individual and collective action.
Sustainable food choices help protect the environment, and also benefit the health of populations and have positive economic, social and cultural benefits. This article gives a brief overview of action-oriented sustainable principles of nutrition.
Did you know that on average a four-person household in Switzerland throws away 376 kg of food per year, an annual value of CHF 2'000?
This list provides practical tips on the storage and shelf-life of different foods to avoid such food waste.