Transition Talks is a seminar series presented by Chalmers Initiative for Innovation and Sustainability Transitions. March 4th is the theme Shifting Urban Diets – The complexity of transitioning the food-health-climate-nexus in Copenhagen.
There is growing evidence that historic health gains risk being undone by our society’s current direction. Aside from genetic makeup, human health is determined by a range of psychological, environmental and behavioural factors, and is intrinsically linked to planetary health. Climate change, rapid urbanisation and dwindling human-nature relations have all given rise to a host of complex health and sustainability challenges new to the 21st century. They also lead to “lose-lose” situations where dominant activities and expected trends are simultaneously unhealthy for both people and the planet. In a world of such interconnections, how can we reverse the trends and target systems change that prioritises health and well-being?
In this talk, we invite EAT – an international science-based non-profit dedicated to food systems transformations – to discuss the need for nexus thinking where healthy people and a healthy planet go hand in hand. Emily Norford from EAT shares her experience from the Shifting Urban Diets initiative in Copenhagen, illustrating how cities move towards improved food systems through policy commitments, improving food environments, and rethinking school meals and discusses how such a transition can be achieved in other Scandinavian contexts.
More information and Zoom-link on Chalmers webpage.
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