Incorporating Food into Manchester’s Climate Change Response
A report by Usman Aziz and Jo Mylan titled ‘Incorporating Food into Manchester’s Climate Change Response: Part 1: Why Manchester Needs a Sustainable Food Mission to Support a Green and Just Recovery from COVID-19’ has been published, which will form part of the evidence base for the refresh of the Manchester Climate Change Framework 2021-25. It is now available on the Manchester Climate Change Agency and CitiCo websites.
This report aims to:
1. Present evidence highlighting key problem areas of the current, unsustainable food system in Manchester;
2. Introduce a Sustainable Food Mission to encourage cross-sectoral collaboration, thereby ensuring the best outcomes for Manchester citizens and the environmental implications of the city’s food consumption;
3. Suggest that the development and adoption of a mission-led approach would align motivation and action across public and private domains to support delivery on Sustainable Food; and
4. Highlight the multiple co-benefits in domains of environmental impact, health, well-being and the local economy which can accompany a Sustainable Food Mission.