The Nordic Food Policy Lab was launched by the 5 prime ministers of the Nordic countries in 2017 to curate and share examples of Nordic food policy for health and sustainability. They do this through global partnerships and dialogues. Their goal is meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals through food policy. They also help other countries in achieving the goals.
In this episode, Marie Persson provides an overview of what is happening within food policy across the Nordics. We also take a look at the COP25 UN climate negotiations from a Nordic angle and what a sustainable, healthy diet looks like.
- 7:30 Overview of the Nordics strengths and weaknesses when it comes to food & food policy
- 9:40 Why food is such a tricky political conversation
- 16:30 Examples of individuals taking climate action through food
- 20:20 What is needed for policy to encourage sustainable production and consumption
- 25:35 Why more chefs and behavioral psychologists are needed in politics
This episode is part of Taste the Transition, a series of lunch conversations during the COP25 climate negotiations highlighting individuals taking climate action through food. Tell us your vision for the food system on www.nordicfoodtech.io/answer or by using the hashtag #NordicClimateAction