In a new study by researchers from the Food System Group together with the Stockholm Resilience Centre, the environmental impacts of the Swedish diet were benchmarked relative to global environmental boundaries suggested by the EAT-Lancet Commission. To identify local environmental concerns not captured by the global boundaries, relationships between the global EAT-Lancet variables and the… Continue reading The environmental impacts from Swedish food consumption exceed the planetary boundaries for the food system
Last week I participated in a roundtable discussion on the draft National Energy and Climate Plan in my home country, Slovenia (via a video-link). Slovenia must prepare a plan on reducing its GHG emissions to 2030, same as other EU countries. I was invited to comment on the plans for the agriculture sector. Foto: Nejc… Continue reading We need ambitious role of agriculture in climate mitigation
Ready to eat beans (packed in Tetra Pak) that are cultivated and sold in Sweden, are transported to Italy for processing. This was highlighted by the Expressen where Hanna was interviewed, among others. You can read the article here (in Swedish).
Kajsa Henryson defended her thesis on November 28th. The overall aim of the thesis was to contribute to the development of life cycle assessment methodology that better represents actual climate and marine eutrophication impacts of crop cultivation, focusing in particular on the impacts of mineral nitrogen fertiliser use. The thesis can be found here: Modelling… Continue reading New PhD thesis: Modelling site-dependent environmental impacts of nitrogen fertiliser use in life cycle assessments of crop cultivation
This autumn, the course in Prospects and challenges for sustainable food systems in the master’s programme Sustainable Food Systems was given for the second time. In the beginning of September, 46 students from 17 different countries attended the course. The course provides the students with a deeper understanding of prerequisites for food systems today, how… Continue reading Course in Sustainable Food systems