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In April 2020, ILSI Europe launched a new Sustainability Pillar with a roadmap of activities contributing towards a low carbon emission food system.

Aligned with the United Nations’s Sustainable Development Goals 12 and 13, the European Union (EU) aims to become the first carbon neutral continent by 2050. To achieve this ambitious goal, the EU Green Deal and the Farm to Fork strategy were announced. ILSI Europe’s sustainability activities will contribute to this EU strategy. The roadmap will, among others, look into:

  1. Map methodologies to measure the environmental impact of food products. There is a need for harmonisation.
  2.  Identify what are the best ‘low environmental impact’ (LEI) diets
  3. Evaluate the health, environmental and economic impacts of these diets.
  4. Bridge the information gap between producers and consumers in order to drive citizens’ choices toward sustainable and healthy foods.

Following the co-development of these areas and refinement of our roadmap with stakeholders, we organised a very successful workshop on July 9th. The main objective of the workshop was to prioritize the most relevant activities of the roadmap. Participants quickly reached an agreement on the most important priority. The report of this workshop will be available very soon.

If you are interested in learning more about this roadmap, please contact Dr Isabelle Guelinckx, Scientific Program Director –  iguelinckx@ilsieurope.be  or Dr Matthieu Flourakis, Scientific Project Manager – mflourakis@ilsieurope.be

Learn more about the first activities here.