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.
Top resources we think matter
The Food Climate Research Network conducts and compiles research on food sustainability. It is based at the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford and partners with Chatham House, the Eat Forum, the Environmental Change Institute, and the Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative. Its Research Library hosts links to over 3,500 journal papers, reports and news articles representing around 10 years' worth of research and discussion on food systems, climate and sustainability issues.
To make progress against SDG 2 – which calls for us to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture – the SDG2 Advocacy Hub brings together NGOs, agricultural networks, nutritionists, campaigners, civil society, the private sector and UN agencies to coordinate advocacy efforts and achieve SDG2 by 2030.
Explore the organisations, platforms and initiatives to see who else is working to promote better nutrition through public private engagement.