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Fighting Climate Change With Food

Fighting Climate Change With Food

Ken nai zau, hain! Welcome, friend!

With WeCameToDance at Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe, we’re excited to help turn your food and climate passions into action.

As a research and advocacy nonprofit, Food Tank knows just how intertwined food and agriculture systems change is with the climate crisis. A study from the European Union Joint Research Centre and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) finds that food systems are responsible for a third of all human-made greenhouse gas emissions.

It can feel overwhelming to take the first step towards a more climate-friendly life — and to demand the same from your local businesses and governments. That’s why Food Tank has put together a list of local and global actions that you can take to help create a better food future. Whether you are local to Scotland, someone who traveled abroad to the Fringe Festival, or a longtime fan of Food Tank, we have ways that everyone can get involved!

Scotland Actions

1. Sign the petition to urge Scottish policymakers to support the Good Food Nation Bill.

This prospective law will help Scotland transition to a fair, healthy, and sustainable food system. The Scottish Food Coalition is campaigning for the Good Food Nation Bill to create a coherent and connected approach to food policy that is committed to each and every person’s right to food.

2. Become a Good Food Nation ambassador.

Ambassadors amplify the voices in their communities, helping to ensure the Scottish Government understands what is happening at a grassroots level and informing policies that support positive change. Ambassadors meet with Members of the Scottish Parliament, organize petitions and social media campaigns, and much more.

3. Encourage the Government of the United Kingdom to pledge to the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD).

IFAD is dedicated to eradicating rural poverty and hunger in the world’s poorest countries by investing in small-scale farmers.