Assessing pre-pandemic carbon footprint of diet transitions in UK nations and regions

Ali, M., Koh, S. C. L., Liu, L., Zhang, J., Roberts, W. M., Robins, D. and Cooper, D. (2022) Assessing pre-pandemic carbon footprint of diet transitions in UK nations and regions. International Journal of Production Research. pp. 1-16. ISSN 0020-7543

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Abstract

Food supply chains hold significant embodied carbon emissions that need to be mitigated and neutralized. This study aimed to explore the historical Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions associated with household food consumption at a local scale i.e. across the eight English regions and the four nations that comprise the United Kingdom (UK). UK EatWell guidelines were used to explore the potential change in emissions and food costs in a scenario of transitions to healthier diets across the study areas. These emissions were calculated based on food consumption data before the advent of the Covid-pandemic i.e. between the years 2001 and 2018. Spatial data analysis was used to explore if the study areas had any significant correlations with respect to the emissions during the study period. The results displayed a potential reduction in GHG emissions for all study areas in the explored scenario. Further impacts include a reduction in household food costs across a majority of the areas during the study period. However, a consistent trend of significant correlations among the study areas was absent. This study concludes that local or regional policymaking should take precedence over national regulations to achieve healthier diets that are both carbon-neutral and affordable for the households.

Publication Type: Articles
Additional Information: Mustafa Ali, S. C. Lenny Koh, Lingxuan Liu, Jing Zhang, William Roberts, Dawn Robins & Dave Cooper (2022) Assessing pre-pandemic carbon footprint of diet transitions in UK nations and regions, International Journal of Production Research, DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2022.2104182
Uncontrolled Keywords: Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Management Science and Operations Research, Strategy and Management, Carbon neutrality, food supply chain, life cycle analysis, United Kingdom, dietary shift, climate change
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Divisions: Academic Areas > Business School
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Depositing User: Publications Router Jisc
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2022 13:02
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2023 01:10
URI: https://eprints_test.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/6433

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