We all have a stake in making sure we achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement, addressing the our environmental crises and tackling deepening inequalities, restoring land and seas and regenerating our food system to deliver health and wellbeing.
Protein is a keystone issue for the food system, and the way we produce and consume it has significant impacts on climate, biodiversity and human health. It’s also a powerful lens to see the wider food system. The need to act is clear.
But the current efforts around sustainable protein are not yet adding up (see our Future of Food report) and goals for the future of protein (and the future of the food system) are often polarised and divergent. So how can we harness the momentum around protein to drive transformative change?
The Great Protein Transformation Challenge is built on more than five years of work and research from the multi-stakeholder collaboration Protein Challenge 2040, including our work on Future Plates (rebalancing protein in diets) and Feed Compass (sustainable animal feed).
We’re now calling for key stakeholders to join us in identifying difficult challenges where we need to go further and unlock deeper, more transformative change. Through the model of time-bound, dynamic “Action Sprints”, we aim to bring diverse groups of people together to understand the range of perspectives around each challenge, develop coherent goals and open up pathways to action, to help support a food system transformation.
• To increase the general level of ambition for action around the protein transition• To increase the level of impact of delivered by organisations with existing strategies and targets around protein• To increase alignment around action, reducing confusion and increasing collective impact
Talk to Roberta Iley, our Principal Change Designer, or see more about our work on protein below:
Head over to the Futures Centre to also see what #signalsofchange we’re spotting.
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