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Report – London’s food footprint progress report

Launched at COP26, ReLondon’s pioneering research into the material flow analysis of food in the city showed the potential for London to reduce consumption-based carbon emissions by up to 31% per year by reducing food loss and waste and shifting towards a more healthy and sustainable diet. The findings from this report have created a renewed focus on the vital role food has to play in the climate crisis and identified steps food actors can implement to significantly reduce food-related consumption-based emissions.

London’s Food Flagship Initiative, a partnership between ReLondon, Mayor of London and Ellen MacArthur Foundation, is delivering interventions and evidence-based policies to reduce consumption-based emissions from food and bringing together a consortium of public and private stakeholders to implement pioneering circular food system solutions.

One year on from COP26, this progress report provides a summary of the key interventions currently being led by the Mayor of London and ReLondon to reduce food waste and encourage more sustainable diets, as well as agro-ecologically and locally grown food in our capital city. The interventions are also intended to deliver a range of co-benefits for food access and affordability, helping to reduce household costs and improve the health of Londoners amidst the current cost of living crisis.

Learn more about the Food Flagship Initiative and how to get involved.

Read ‘London’s food footprint: an analysis of material flows, consumption-based emissions, and levers for climate action’.

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