Climate Solutions: Shifting Diets And Reducing Wasted Food
We are researchers at The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF), based at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The CLF engages in research, policy analysis, education, and other activities guided by an ecological perspective that diet, food production, the environment, and public health are interwoven elements of a complex system. For more than 20 years, we have researched the public health and environmental implications of food production and related policies in the United States (US). Recognizing that the food system is global and therefore inextricably linked to the global challenge of climate change, the CLF has conducted research and performed policy analyses to facilitate better understanding of how to support food security and health in a changing climate, with particular emphasis on the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with dietary changes and wasted food and regarding urban food system resilience. We welcome the opportunity to share our expertise and insights regarding how best to implement and enhance Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) from a food systems and public health perspective.
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