European Projects


Sustainable diets to reduce CO2 emissions and water use


SU-EATABLE LIFE was developed to encourage EU citizens to adopt a healthy and sustainable diet, with a long-term goal of contributing to a substantial reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption in the EU.

Our food systems account for up to 37% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, and are intensive in terms of water consumption.

The SU-EATABLE LIFE project demonstrated the potential for reducing CO2 emissions and water consumption, by adopting sustainable and healthy diets. The pilot phase of the project at company and university canteens in Italy and the United Kingdom involved more than 6,500 users and 17 partners, and achieved savings of approximately 1.7 kg of CO2 eq. (carbon footprint) and 1,670 liters of water (water footprint) per head per day, compared to the average daily impact of a European citizen.


The project included various activities at university and company canteens in Italy and the United Kingdom, aimed at the active involvement of European citizens in adopting a healthy and sustainable diet.

The project involved a wide range of stakeholders: not only citizens, but also schools, universities, municipalities, companies, and NGOs.