Illustration by Clara García Bouyssou
Illustration by Clara García Bouyssou

Climate change mitigation, dietary transition, and de-globalization:
Implications for the animal food sector in Denmark and beyond

The raging climate crisis and recent food price inflations have once again reminded the world of the challenges in mitigating agricultural GHG Emissions while maintaining food supply for a growing world population under dietary transition.

As the world recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, disruptions to global food supply chains due to Russia’s invasion in Ukraine and reactive trade policy practices shed new light on the danger of fragmented and unstable global food markets.

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have undertaken a major research project Animal Food Sectors’ Future: The triple challenges from income and demographic development, climate change and trade policy uncertainties to investigate how dietary transitions associated with changing income and demographics will increase global animal food demand at a time when decreasing livestock production is desired.

The Animal Food Sectors Future project has also examined the GHG abatement potentials and limits of available technologies in the livestock sector; and how uneven mitigation ambitions across countries can lead to inefficient allocations of mitigation burdens globally.

Furthermore, the project has looked into future globalization scenarios and how fragmented global food markets due to geopolitical tensions and nationalistic policies can hinder efficient tackling of common global challenges such as climate mitigation and food security.

This conference will highlight the main findings from the research project and include discussions and responses from invited experts, key stakeholders and high-level decision makers.

Due to practical arrangements, registration is needed.
Please sign up here.

For further information, please contact Professor Wusheng Yu.