Sustain has been recognised in Ethical Consumer's third annual Climate Gap report as a critical campaign to rally behind for a food system transformation.
Sustain has been recognised in Ethical Consumer's third annual Climate Gap report as a critical campaign to rally behind for a food system transformation. The report offers a visual representation of the UK's journey towards decarbonising four key impact areas: food, heating, transport, and consumer goods.
Ethical Consumer found that the UK is backsliding on progress that has been made to make diets more sustainable. To address this, they recommend that government uses procurement, as well as other tools, to facilitate a transition away from meat-heavy diets. In addition, the report underscores the failings of government policy and highlights the pressing need for increased political engagement.
Sustain is also calling for more political engagement at the local level to drive change and improvement in our food system. Sam Hayward, Food for the Planet campaign officer said:
"We're very happy to be recognised in Ethical Consumer's fantastic report. The findings echo our own 'Every Mouthful Counts' report, which highlighted the substantial work some UK councils are undertaking to tackle the climate and nature emergency through food policy. There are loads of ways to get involved in the good food revolution, you can find them on our website."
The second iteration of the Every Mouthful counts report, focusing on metropolitan councils, is due for release in early December. We will share the findings of the latest research in a webinar revealing how metropolitan councils have progressed on food and climate a year on from our last report. We will also hear from Newcastle, Bury, Birmingham, Leeds and Sunderland – some of our council trailblazers - followed by a Q&A where webinar attendees will be able to ask more questions about their successes and challenges in creating a good food local revolution in metropolitan areas.
You can read the Ethical Consumer Climate Gap report here
Published 23 Oct 2023
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