This working group is conducting the first-ever comparison of the environmental impacts of the full suite of major food systems, a necessary first step to identify ways to achieve sustainable food production at local, regional, and global scales.
Through synthesis science, these working groups are exploring ways to feed a growing global population sustainably.
Feeding a growing global population, which is expected to hit 10 billion people by 2050, while achieving environmental, economic, and social sustainability is one of the biggest challenges of our time. To enable policy decisions that will result in sustainable food production, we must get the big-picture on the impacts of all food production systems and how they compare under possible futures for human demand.
The following work groups are tackling parallel questions that will help shed light on ways forward for sustainable global food systems.
This working group is conducting a comparative analysis of the impacts of global protein food systems on the environment, human livelihoods, and human health to inform a global dialogue around sustainable protein production.