Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Kaljonen, Minna
Organisation Finnish Environment Institute
Project title Just transition: tackling inequalities on the way to a sustainable, healthy and climate-neutral food system (JUST-FOOD)
Decision No. 327284
Decision date 19.06.2019
Funding period 01.06.2019 - 31.08.2022
Funding 1 257 206
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Project description
JUST-FOOD explores and develops means for making the transition to a sustainable, healthy and climate-neutral food system just and socially acceptable. It conceptualises and operationalises just transition and supports policy making by producing knowledge about the conditions for just transition and tools for evaluating and fostering it. The transdisciplinary project combines theoretical food justice scholarship with environmental research, economics, and social and nutrition sciences. The existing sustainability transition research has focused on examining the means, not social impacts, of transitions. This creates a risk that the food system transition solves some problems but creates many others: social inequalities, health disparities, and outsourced environmental harms. JUST-FOOD brings the ethical aspects to the forefront of food system and transition studies. It engages stakeholders in the knowledge co-creation and in practical interventions that foster just transition.