Food systems account for up to 1/3 of global greenhouse gas emissions and are at the heart of the biggest challenges we are facing including biodiversity loss and escalating levels of obesity.
The UK will not reach its commitment to Net Zero by 2050 without transforming how land is used and reducing food waste and consumption of the most carbon-intensive foods. We believe local authorities and local communities have a crucial role to play.
We need your help to get your local area taking action to reduce the impact of food on our planet.
Facts and FAQs
Information about food and the climate and nature emergency and frequently asked questions.
Sustain is a leading voice in pushing for an sustainable farming future in the UK.
Less meat would prevent 45,000 deaths a year, and save the NHS £1.2 billion annually.
Meat, dairy, eggs and fish have higher carbon footprint compared with plant-based foods.
If we ate 5-a-day, we could increase UK veg production value by £261 million. If we ate 7-a-day, we could add another £1bn.
For every £1 spent on local enterprises, a further £3-4 is invested in the local economy.
Food for Life Served Here award
The accreditation programme for schools, hospitals, workplaces and more using locally and ethically sourced ingredients that support the local economy and protect the environment for the future.
Less and better meat
The Eating Better alliance aims for a transition to better meat and dairy by 2030.