Because there is no Planet B.
Climate and sustainability have been getting increasing attention, with growing recognition of the link between diet, health and sustainability. Landmark reports such as the EAT–Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health and Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change have helped drive conversation to think about the environmental and nutritional consequences of what we eat.
While it is easy to feel discouraged by the complexity of this challenge, its central importance to the nutrition sector is gaining momentum. How can government, business and civil society come together and better structure, design and invest in our food system to make diets both nutritious and sustainable? All countries are affected by both climate change and malnutrition, which should be a motivator for us to come together, innovate and find solutions to make positive changes for everyone, everywhere.
The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda sets out ambitious goals and gives us a framework within which we can identify shared goals and opportunities, develop effective public private engagement (PPE), and work toward improving nutrition, without compromising environmental health.
The resources, case studies and initiatives below show what can be done across the food system to drive transformative change through PPE, by making agri- and aqua-culture and food systems more sustainable and climate-resilient and helping improve access to safe and nutritious foods.