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what is the climate footprint of norwegian cattle fed with imported fodder? Kli-mat will assess various production methods and consumption patterns. Photo by Eilif ursin reed.

what is the climate footprint of norwegian cattle fed with imported fodder? Kli-mat will assess various production methods and consumption patterns. Photo by Eilif ursin reed.

How to make Norwegian food production and consumption more sustainable?

Published 27.05.2016

The project Kli-MAT will identify how Norwegian farmers, retailers and consumers can improve the climate footprint of the food system.

Norwegian food-related emissions need to decrease in order to meet national and international climate targets. The potential is big: emissions not only come from agricultural production but for example also from food wastage. 

To reduce the climate footprint of food production, it is important for both producers and consumers to know how to do so. Which potential lies in various production methods, producer-consumer interactions, dietary choices and food waste reduction? Which changes will have the greatest climate benefits? Can these also improve public health or biodiversity?

Kli-MAT will identify realistic and feasible options for sustainable and climate-friendly food production and consumption in Norway, considering all links of the food value chain, while also taking into account a broad range of other tasks and demands upon the agricultural sector.

 

The Norwegian food system is a complex system with many actors and demands. Kli-MAT will identify how to make each of these links more climate-friendly and sustainable. Illustration by Bob van Oort.


What Kli-MAT will deliver:

  • Identify current knowledge on emissions connected to the food value chain (life-cycle analysis), from farmers to consumers and waste. This will be done for different production methods – conventional, organic, and other types;
  • Create scenarios linking global to local change, to understand the drivers, values, and constraints that determine future production and consumption patterns;
  • Identify feasible changes in production methods and consumption (product and dietary choices), within the current Norwegian context and assuming system change.

Interdisciplinary research team

Kli-MAT involves a broad range of research disciplines at CICERO, including mitigation and adaptation research, research on climate policy, scenario development, and transformation research.

In addition, the project builds on the expertise of TINE, Bondelaget and other stakeholders.

If you would like to offer your data or expertise to the project, contact Bob at bvo@cicero.oslo.no.