From wheels to meals: A city’s food footprint

From 04/11/2021 10:00:00 to 04/11/2021 11:30:00 local time
  • We are living through a climate emergency, where our actions and behaviours are having a devastating impact on the planet. But we believe that the solution to the climate emergency is within our collective grasp – and that by changing the way that we consume, we can deliver drastic reductions in carbon emissions.


    45% of damaging greenhouse gas emissions come from the global management of land and the production of goods and food, and these emissions need to be tackled in a way that requires a transformational change in how we make, consume and dispose of ‘stuff’ – they require a global shift to a circular economy.


    This event will launch a ground-breaking report by ReLondon and Circle Economy which details the flows of food in and out of London, using a methodology which all cities could use for a variety of material streams. This material flow analysis highlights waste and carbon ‘hot spots’ around the city, providing the data needed to target tangible action on carbon emissions in London.


    Introduced by ReLondon CEO, Wayne Hubbard, the event will consider ways in which cities and businesses can tackle those ‘hot spots’ and features speakers and panellists from a variety of players engaged in creating a circular economy for food – not just in London but in cities around the world.


    Join us for insights into the new data on London’s food flows, and stay for the conversation about what we can (all) do about food’s impact on cities and the planet. We will share practical examples of innovative reduce, reuse, share and recycle models of working; and hope to inspire and empower other cities, as well as businesses and citizens, to change their policies, practices and behaviours to create a sustainable food system for all.

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