Today, many of us have access to a large variety of food and other products. Yet everything we buy, from a litre of milk to a new pair of shoes, needs to be produced – and this generates CO2 emissions. Moreover, many production processes are damaging to the environment and climate.
Transporting food by plane from one side of the world to the other generates 1,700 times more CO2 emissions than transporting it 50 km by truck. Unsustainable forest practices contribute to deforestation, which is responsible for around 20% of global CO2 emissions.