Social drivers and barriers for climate-friendly diet
Changing the food routines of more Danes into a more plant-based kind of food could contribute to decreasing the climate footprint of Denmark.
The purpose of a new research project is to shed light upon possibilities and obstacles for changing food into more plant-based food in the everyday lives of Danes.
The project looks into the mundane food practices, social norms and social interaction around food. In the project, we investigate the quantitative distribution of plant-based eating among Danes in general. We also investigate qualitatively the specific dynamics among Danes aged 18-30 years, who have experiences with more climate-friendly and plant-based food routines. For example, we look into what they eat,and how they handle their food routines in relation to their social network.
- Which drivers and barriers for changing into more climatefriendly diet can be identified in the Danish population?
- Which drivers and barriers for changing into more climatefriendly diet can be identified among young people aged 18-30 years?
- How can drivers and barriers for changing into and holding onto climatefriendly dietary patterns be understood in the light of the social dynamics of young people’s everyday life?
The project is a collaboration between Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, and Denmark’s Green Think-tank, CONCITO, and is supported by the Velux Foundations. The research results will be used to qualify a new citizen-including project under CONCITO, “Green conversation dinners”. The research results will also qualify the input from CONCITO into institutional, business-oriented and political initiatives for action in collaboration with a large number of relevant organizations from the environmental area and the food area.
Social drivers and barriers for climate-friendly diet has received a three year funding from The Velux Foundations.
Project: Social drivers and barriers for climate-friendly diet