Systemic change in our food system - Data as change driver in public procurement of food


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Date: 10 October, 13.00 – 17.00
Venue: Copenhagen House of Food | Ingerslevsgade 44, 1705 Copenhagen V

The changing climate and demographics of our planet bring to life the need for a rapid shift in diets and agricultural practices. To reach the targets of the 2015 Paris Agreement and the climate change objectives for 2030, habits, production systems, metrics and governance will have to change drastically.

Alongside the private foodservice market, public sector institutions – hospitals, care homes, schools, universities and canteens in government buildings – represent a significant part of the procurement of any national food economy. Green public procurement of food provides the opportunity to drive local and regional food economies towards more sustainable paths.

The conversion to organic production has been relatively easy in terms of measurement and baselining but measuring CO2 and other emissions is complicated in terms of data availability. We need methodological consensus in order to educate procurement officers, kitchens and consumers to make informed choices necessary to transform the food system at the scale that is needed – and we need LCAs on more product groups encompassing sustainable production methods.

The event Systemic change in our food system is hosted by EIT Climate-KIC and Copenhagen House of Food with the aim to gather stakeholders involved in the food value chain around public meals. We want to facilitate the development and shift towards sustainable food systems with public procurement in the forefront. The event is designed to help us answer the burning questions around reliable validation and verification of the actual sustainability of our food choices.

Programme:

13.00 Introduction by EIT Climate-KIC and Copenhagen House of Food
13.20 Three inspirational talks on data, validation and verification (8-10 minutes each including Q&A)
14.00 Facilitated workshop with the aim to provide insights to the above challenges
16.00 Harvesting knowledge with feedback from workshop participants
16.30 Collecting viewpoints and pointing out next steps
17.00 Refreshments and snacks

More info & registration here.


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