An average lunch or dinner in Northern Europe has a carbon footprint of 1.7 kg CO2e per dish. To reach the UN’s sustainability goals for Agenda 2030, it is estimated that each individual’s food-related climate impact should not exceed 0.5 kg CO2e per lunch or dinner.
Most people are aware of the pressing situation of climate change, and a lot of people want to do something good for the planet. As all humans need to eat, there are plenty of opportunities to do the planet a good deed by making more climate-friendly shifts to their diets. But here’s the catch - most people don’t know what shifts they need to make to their current diets to make them more sustainable.
You might have heard that eating plant-based is good from a climate point of view, but forcing something (like, veganism) upon people isn’t sustainable. So how can meat-lovers know if pork or chicken is a better choice (we need the carnivores to take climate action too)?
We need to put the power in the hands of consumers and businesses to actively want to make a change to the current unsustainable situation. To do so, there needs to be simple solutions in place that make it easy to make better and more informed food choices. Because let’s face it, society won’t function with hangry people.