Promoting Dietary Event Series: Shifts for a healthy Climate

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This online event series will examine the importance of public policy in directing finance towards climate-friendly diets, including how the public sector can support a transition to sustainable diets to improve public health, reduce greenhouse gas emissions arising in the food system and increase animal welfare.

Publications

In support of the event series, three briefing notes outline recommendations for using public procurement and financial disclosure as policy levers to shift to healthier and more climate-friendly diets. These short papers outline the case for change, the relevant policy context and provide concrete recommendations for policy makers to catalyze the shift.

-Policy Brief: Leveraging public procurement to promote sustainable diets in the European Union
-Promoting dietary shifts for a healthy climate: The role of public procurement in the United States
-Promoting dietary shifts for a healthy climate: Leveraging financial disclosure

[OTHER POLICY BRIEFS COMING SOON]

Promoting dietary shifts for a healthy climate: the role of public procurement in the EU

6 OCTOBER 15.00 - 16.30 CET

This online panel discussion focuses on the importance of public sector finance channelled through procurement of food in transitioning to more sustainable and climate-friendly diets. Redirecting this finance to align with the climate goals of the Paris Agreement is an opportunity for the EU – and its Member States – to further work towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions arising from the land use and agricultural sectors. It also allows government purchasing power to be used as a policy instrument to establish more sustainable food systems, adopt healthier diets, and work towards achieving target 12.7 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to “promote public procurement practices that are sustainable in accordance with national policies and priorities”.

The objective of this online event is to further push the needle towards sustainable public food procurement by sharing national experiences in shifting public procurement to healthy, climate-friendly diets within the EU; and how any lessons learned can be taken forward by other Member States in the greening of their public procurement.

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Panel Speakers

Morgan Gillespy

Morgan Gillespy

Global Director, Food and Land Use Coalition
Kerstin Wortmann

Kerstin Wortmann

Head of Division "Environment and Food Systems," Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
Dr. Charlotte Streck

Dr. Charlotte Streck

Co-founder and Manager Partner, Climate Focus

Line Rise Nielsen

Line Rise Nielsen

Food Policy Director, Changing Food
Prof. Dr. Melanie Speck

Prof. Dr. Melanie Speck

Professor of Socioeconomics in Household and Business, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences
Nikolai Pushkarev

Nikolai Pushkarev

Policy Coordinator on Food Systems & NCD Prevention, European Public Health Alliance

Elyne Etienne

Elyne Etienne

Head of Public Canteens Department, Association Végétarienne de France (French Vegetarian Organization)

Upcoming Sessions

We plan to hold two additional sessions in this event series on similar topics during the remainder of 2021 and early 2022. This includes:
-Promoting dietary shifts for a healthy climate: The role of public procurement in the United States
-Promoting dietary shifts for a healthy climate: Leveraging financial disclosure

The dates for these sessions are yet to be fixed, but if you wish to be informed once these are decided upon please contact Hilda Galt at h.galt@climatefocus.com and Jillian Gladstone at j.gladstone@climatefocus.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!



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