Representatives from the public and private sectors share inspiring examples of how they are working with actors along the food value chain to help shape production and consumption practices
5 March 2021

EVENT COMPLETED: You can access the full slide presentation here and read the main conclusions from our speakers here.


Following the release of the report "Catalysing science-based policy action on sustainable consumption and production: the value-chain approach and its application to food, construction and textiles"  by the One Planet network - International Resource Panel Task Group, a series of consultations are going to take place across all three sectors highlighted in the report. The first set of consultations will identify innovative business and policy solutions in the Food sector, undertaken through expert workshops each focusing on specific stages of the value chain. 

One of the key messages to come out of this report, regarding the food value chain, is that whereas the most significant resource use and environmental impacts are taking place at the production stage, it is the structurally powerful and concentrated middle stages of the value chain which shape to a large degree what farmers produce and sell, and what consumers buy and eat.

This webinar aimed to set the stage for the upcoming consultations by illustrating this message through innovative examples from across the One Planet network and beyond. Examples from the public and private sector demonstrated how actions at the central stages of the food value chain - transport, processing, distribution, retail - can have significant impact on the production practices at one end, and consumption habits at the other. The presentations explored how these ripple effects from actions taken at the central stages of the value chain reduce environmental impacts and natural resource use. 

Watch the recording of the webinar here:


14h - 14h10: Introduction: How the middle stages of the food value chain affect what we produce and consume (Ms. Martina Fleckenstein -  Global Policy Manager Food - WWF)

14h10 - 14h20: Governments working along the whole value chain to prevent food waste: The example of Norway (Ms. Marianne Gjørv - Senior Advisor - Norwegian Environment Agency)

14h20 - 14h30: Big business as a lever for change in the middle of the value chain (Scarlette Elizée - Sustainability Outreach Lead - Carrefour)

14h30 - 14h40: Positive impacts of local distribution networks in Senegal, Brazil, Indonesia, and Morocco (Ms. Agnès Weil -  Director of Sustainability and Philanthropy - Club Med)

14h40 - 15h00: Discussion/Questions

15h05 - 15h10: Conclusion and Final Thoughts (Martina Fleckenstein - WWF)


This webinar is the first in a series throughout 2021 which will focus on a particular theme or message of the One Planet network. In March this message centers around the recently released value chain report and the real-world examples from the One Planet network which can help to demonstrate some of its main conclusions. Stay tuned for webinars each month which will tackle a new theme, while staying connected to the science around natural resource use and environmental impacts.

Food, Value chain