UN climate summit: initiatives to reduce carbon emissions

September 22nd 2014

Tomorrow 23 September, more than 120 Heads of State and Government, finance, business, and civil society will be attending a very special one-day Summit at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the summit strives to generate political will toward a meaningful universal climate agreement in 2015. The objective… read more

Up for vote in France: the bill for the future of agriculture, food and forestry

September 19th 2014

After almost one year of debate at the French Parliament and Senate, the French bill on the future of agriculture, food and forest was up for vote in September 2014. It lays foundations for some promising improvements, to name a few: agro-ecology is encouraged, and tools are proposed to fight land artificialisation and urban sprawl… read more

LiveWell at the 2nd European Resource Forum

LiveWell for LIFE was delighted to be one of only 12 exhibitors at the upcoming European Resource Forum (ERF). This conference took place in Berlin, Germany 10-11 November 2014, and was an opportunity for us to meet with some 400 delegates to discuss sustainable resource use. Worldwide population and economic growth are putting increasing pressure on… read more

LiveWell at Nourish Scotland’s ‘Our Common Wealth of Food‘

What would it take for everyone to eat well without messing up the planet? This was the core question asked at ‘Our Common Wealth of Food’, a conference which took place in Glasgow, Scotland 16-17 October 2014. There is enough food for everyone, yet people go hungry here in the UK and across the Commonwealth. Inequality,… read more

LiveWell debut at the Woking food and drink festival 2014

LiveWell for LIFE was very pleased to be part of the second Woking Food and Drink festival, which took place 5-7 September in the west of Surrey, England. On Saturday 6 September the Living Planet Centre – WWF-UK and the LiveWell UK team’s sustainable home – opened its doors for this tasty ‘feastival’ and welcomed… read more

Can the public sector do sustainable procurement?

September 15th 2014

The supply chains of the major supermarkets are under near constant scrutiny by the media, NGOs and consumers. Rightly so, as between them, the ‘big 4’ – Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons – account for around 75% of UK grocery sales. But in the scramble to hold supermarkets to account for their purchasing practices, the… read more

Getting politicians to commit to sustainable food for all

September 8th 2014

Sustainable food is on the Swedish political agenda. So, as Sweden prepares for the general election on 14 September, WWF Sweden took the opportunity to ask all the political parties three questions related to food. Their answers were captured in our “Panda ranking” which has been available on our website since mid-August. The Panda ranking… read more

August food blogs for thought

September 1st 2014

As the summer reaches to an end, the LiveWell team is happily looking forward to a busy autumn. We will be preparing for the LiveWell final conference, which will take place in Brussels on December 11 2014. There, we will present our recipe for the adoption of sustainable diets at EU and national level: LiveWell final… read more