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Putting climate on everyone’s table: the IPCC on food and diet

In this policy brief, the Food Research Collaboration summarises points relevant to food and diet in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Working Group 3 report, published in April 2022. The summary notes that both individual and policy-level choices about food are highly relevant to climate change and could make significant contributions to climate mitigation; that action is required on both consumption and production; that demand-side interventions can have beneficial effects for health; that individual action alone is not sufficient; and that “choice architecture” can influence demand patterns.

Read the full report, Putting climate on everyone’s table: Summary of what the IPCC WG3 report says about food and diet, here. See the IPCC report’s entry in TABLE’s research library here. See also the TABLE explainer What can be done to shift eating patterns in healthier, more sustainable directions?

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11 May 2022
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