Events, Economics

Ask the Author event: True cost accounting for food - new metrics for the 21st century

09 July 2021 | 16:00-17:30pm CEST / 10:00-11.30am EST

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Co-hosted by the Global Alliance for the Future of Food and TABLE, speakers in this Ask the Author session will discuss Chapter 1 “From Practice to Policy: New Metrics for the 21st Century” from the new book “True Cost Accounting for Food: Balancing the Scale” with co-editor Lauren Baker, Senior Director of Programs at the Global Alliance, chapter author Carl Obst (IDEEA Group), and others to be announced.

This Ask the Author session will provide a space for a detailed discussion on food system transformation and the value and opportunities of True Cost Accounting for food. A small group of speakers who approach this topic from different backgrounds and areas of expertise will be invited to join the panel. View the previous Ask the Author session.

You can find an advance copy of the book/ chapter on the publisher’s website, either as open-access content, or you can also order a hard copy of the book.

The event will be streamed via Zoom Webinar. Attendees can watch the event and type their questions or comments in the Q&A section, which we will try to bring into the discussion. We will also encourage authors to answer comments and questions in the Q&A section.

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TABLE is a collaboration between the University of Oxford, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), and Wageningen University and Research (WUR) that seeks to foster and facilitate informed discussions about how the food system can become sustainable, resilient, just, and ultimately “good”. Our premise is that while science is necessary for understanding the issues and complexities around healthy and sustainable food, it alone cannot tell us what to do or what a good and ethical food system is. Our aim is to engage with a wide range of stakeholders and perspectives and to clarify the arguments, assumptions and evidence around issues that stakeholders feel to be of most concern.