Policy paper

Sustainable consumption report: Follow-up to the green food project

This report and the conclusions of the Sustainable Consumption Project have been jointly developed and owned by members of the working groups.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



The Green Food Project (GFP) reported in July 2012 and one of the recommendations suggested follow-on work to investigate the roles that diet and consumption play in the sustainability of the whole food system. It was agreed that this work should continue with the same approach taken in the Green Food Project, to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders.

Three key areas of sustainable consumption were identified:

  • Principles of a healthy and sustainable diet
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Sustainable consumption and growth
Published 29 July 2013