Food and Climate

Food and Climate

Globally, food systems account for up to one-third of greenhouse gas emissions and are at the heart of some of the biggest challenges we face, such as biodiversity loss and escalating levels of obesity.

As a city, Leeds has committed to become carbon neutral by 2030. In order to reach this target, we need to transform our food system, reduce waste and lower our consumption of the most carbon-intensive foods. FoodWise Leeds is working with Leeds City Council, universities, food businesses and communities to take action at all levels and reduce the impact of our food on the planet.

Leeds has committed to become carbon neutral by 2030

Climate Action Leeds

FoodWise Leeds is the Food Transition Partner for Climate Action Leeds, a project harnessing the power of community to create a zero-carbon, nature friendly and socially just city by the 2030s.

Food for the Planet

We’re also involved in the Sustainable Food Places ‘Food for the Planet’ campaign, helping to inspire local authorities, businesses and organisations to take simple, food-based actions which can help to tackle the climate and nature emergency.