DATASET

Biodiversity impacts of Food-Consumption Footprint of EU and EU Member States, by representative product, year and impact category

Collection: ConsFootP : Consumption Footprint Platform 

Description

This dataset displays the data of the Consumption Footprint indicator with regard to the area of consumption of food. The dataset includes information on country, year, impact category, area of consumption, product, characterised result, and unit. The impact categories are those of the ReCiPe 2016 regarding the area of protection of 'ecosystems quality', which represents biodiversity loss (species*year).

Contact

Email
JRC-ConsumptionFootPrint (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

How to cite

Sanyé Mengual, Esther; Foschi, Jacopo; Wierzgala, Piotr; Sala, Serenella (2023): Biodiversity impacts of Food-Consumption Footprint of EU and EU Member States, by representative product, year and impact category. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/f51e4858-88a0-4120-82e2-f6251e6d987a

Keywords

biodiversity footprint consumption footprint industrial ecology life cycle assessment SDG12

Data access

Biodiversity impacts of Food-Consumption Footprint of EU and EU Member States, by representative product, year and impact category
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Publications

Publication 2023
Food consumption and waste: environmental impacts from a supply chain perspective
Sala, S., De Laurentiis, V. and Sanye Mengual, E., Food consumption and waste: environmental impacts from a supply chain perspective, European Commission, 2023, JRC129245.
  • European Commission
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  • Abstract

    → The environmental impacts of EU food production and consumption have risen along time, transgressing some planetary boundaries. → Biodiversity footprint is driven by land use and climate change-related impacts, which are associated mainly with animal-based products. → More balanced diets, where animal-based food consumption is reduced and vegetable-based proteins are preferred, could reduce the environmental impacts. → In 2020, nearly 59 Mt of food were wasted in the EU, representing roughly 10% of food supplied to retail, food services and households. → Meat and dairy contribute to less than 20% of food waste generated in mass, but are responsible for more than 50% of the environmental impacts of food waste. → 62% of food is wasted at the consumption stage. This is responsible for more than 70% of the environmental impacts of food waste generation, stressing the need to focus on prevention efforts at household and food services level. → Food waste generation emits 252 Million tCO2 eq: if EU food waste were a Member State, it would be the EU’s 5th largest emitter.

Geographic areas

European Union

Temporal coverage

From date To date
2010-01-01 2021-12-31

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2023-07-26
Modified date
2023-07-26
Issued date
2023-04-06
Landing page
https://eplca.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ConsumptionFootprintPlatform.html 
Data theme(s)
Environment
Update frequency
annual
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/f51e4858-88a0-4120-82e2-f6251e6d987a
Popularity
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