Assessment and Communication of Climate Impacts of Food
As of: October 2021
Food production and consumption account for a large share of global greenhouse gas emissions and have a negative impact on biodiversity. Although there are already many labels that are supposed to support more sustainable purchasing, these only cover partial aspects of sustainability. Companies and consumers are unable to recognise the criteria behind them. Needs-based communication channels are lacking. The project enables companies and consumers to inform themselves about complex impacts when consuming and purchasing and thus to make more sustainable decisions. To this end, a target group-oriented tool is being developed, which will be piloted in Germany, Paraguay, South Africa and Thailand and will be applied globally in the long term. In this way, more sustainable purchasing decisions promote the demand for more resource-efficient products within the planetary impact limits.