Climate change in the community

About food and farming

It is generally accepted that food production methods and patterns of consumption need to change to support national and local strategies to achieve zero carbon. Recommendations for eating more sustainably include:

  • Minimising the consumption of meat and dairy products which have a higher carbon footprint than plant based foods
  • Eating food that is locally produced and in season to avoid unnecessary transportation
  • Choosing products that reduce the need for packaging, particularly plastics

For more information on how you can change your diet to help climate change, please visit climate change food calculator: What's your diets carbon footprint? (

Dietary tips towards zero carbon will be published soon.

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Last updated: 17/01/2023 11:35