Government needs a bold plan for net zero in agri-food. What can history and the civil service teach us about what change is possible?
Our food system has been through many revolutions before, but we need one now to tackle climate change and create positive change for nature and our health. Largely we know what needs to change and we know that government will need to take the lead – so what’s holding things up and how can this change?
In this webinar, Jill Rutter, a former senior civil servant now at the Institute for Government, helps us understand how Whitehall works, why it doesn’t always work, what its challenges are, and how these could be overcome for the net zero challenge. Neil Ward, Professor of Rural and Regional Development at the University of East Anglia and author of Net Zero, Food and Farming: Climate Change and the UK Agri-Food System, also challenges our understanding of what government is for and ask us to reimagine what is possible. He’ll take us on a whistle stop tour of previous food revolutions, and how the state shaped them.
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UK Research has funded this Network+ with the support of these 4 councils:
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)