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BRUSSELS, Belgium Food labelling supports climate impact decision-making
Food production, packaging, transport, as well as food
waste have a huge environmental impact – in particular
with the release of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. With nearly 30% of the Brussels population’s ecological footprint linked to food, the city started a pilot project in July 2008 to raise awareness on this issue and encourage emissions reduction through behaviour change. Emissions of selected food products sold by local producers were calculated and a labelling system was developed by the National Association of Farmers (L’association nationale de producteurs fermiers asbl [anpf]). Following the roll-out of this system, consumer reactions to the labelling were evaluated. The majority of the consumers responded positively to a food labelling system and the project demonstrated that extensive CO2
reductions could be obtained during both the production and consumption phases.
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LG Action case_Brussels_EN.pdf [LG Action case_Brussels_EN.pdf, 515.3 kb]
Icon/category:
  • Implement Action
  • Benchmark
  • Standards
  • People
  • Policy
Type of resource:
  • Case Study
Medium:
  • Electronic resource
Purpose:
  • Capacity development
  • Guidance
  • Implementation
  • Networking
Author: ACR+
Published in: 6, 2011
Relevant for:
  • Europe
Sector:
  • Agriculture
  • Business / service
  • Municipal
Topic:
  • Climate mitigation
  • Ecolabels
  • Energy
  • Fair trade
  • Life-cycle costing
  • Sustainable consumption & production
Language:
  • English
Free to use: Yes
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