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Foundation funding for climate change mitigation: Europe spotlight

October 12, 2021

This is the most comprehensive report ever published on philanthropic climate change mitigation funding in and from Europe. It draws on 6,230 grants, worth €1.8 billion ($2 billion), from 136 foundations across Europe.The funding trends analysed in this report will enable foundations to make improved data-driven decisions about future investments, civil society organizations to better understand where funding is going, and policymakers to arm themselves with data about gaps in public funding that the philanthropic sector might be filling, or what it may be missing.

Environment and Sustainable Development; Food and Agriculture; Philanthropy, Theory, Philosophy and History
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Environmental Funding by European Foundations: Volume 5

April 1, 2021

This report is the most comprehensive study to date into support for environmental initiatives provided by European philanthropic foundations. It builds on the four earlier editions, increasing the number of foundations and grants being analysed, along with the total value of these grants.This 5th edition features a detailed analysis of the environmental grants of 127 European public-benefit foundations, who provided 5358 grants in 2018, worth a combined total of €745.6 million. These 127 foundations include many of Europe's largest providers of philanthropic grants for environmental initiatives.

Environment and Sustainable Development; Food and Agriculture; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis
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Environmental Funding by European Foundations: Volume 4

March 1, 2019

This report is the most comprehensive study to date into support for environmental initiatives provided by European philanthropic foundations. It builds on the three earlier editions, increasing the number of foundations and grants being analysed, along with the total value of these grants.This 4th edition features a detailed analysis of the environmental grants of 87 European public-benefit foundations, as compared to 75 in the previous edition. These 87 foundations include many of Europe's largest providers of philanthropic grants for environmental initiatives.

Environment and Sustainable Development; Food and Agriculture; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Comment Mesurer l'Impact d'un Projet Alimentaire? Evaluer les Contributions d'un Projet à la Durabilité du Système Alimentaire

April 1, 2019

This guide is a user's manual to an innovative impact evaluation methodology, developed within the framework of the Syalinnov (Innovative Food Systems) project of the Daniel & Nina Carasso Foundation.Offering a 7-step approach and quickly appropriated tools, this publication aims to enable organizations involved in the field of food to measure their impact on the sustainability of the food system in order to develop their project and their impact.

Environment and Sustainable Development; Evaluation and Learning; Food and Agriculture

Food & Migration : Understanding the Geopolitical Nexus in the Euro-Mediterranean

January 1, 2018

MacroGeo in collaboration with BCFN Foundation has conducted an analysis of the geopolitical impact of migration and food in the Euro-Mediterranean area, whose results are comprised in this report on "Food and Migration". This study experimentally combines geopolitical analysis (resources, ows, migratory routes) and the analysis of food and nutrition, through a series of different and heterogeneous essays.A french version is also available online.

Food and Agriculture; International Affairs, Global Challenges

Fixing Food : The Mediterranean Region

December 1, 2017

This report investigates food sustainability issues in the Mediterranean in the context of the various social, economic and environmental challenges confronting the region. As a framework, it uses the three pillars—sustainable agriculture, nutritional challenges, and food loss and waste—of the Food Sustainability Index (FSI), developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit with the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation (BCFN). Refer to their earlier report, Fixing Food: towards a more sustainable food system, for a detailed explanation of the index and its composition.Its french version is also available online.

Food and Agriculture

Fixing Food : Towards a More Sustainable Food System

October 1, 2016

Fixing Food is an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report on food system sustainability globally, spanning agriculture, nutrition, and food loss and waste. It draws on an interview programme with experts from the academic, public and private sectors and is published alongside the Food Sustainability Index (FSI), a quantitative and qualitative benchmarking model, which ranks 25 countries according to their food system sustainability. The project was developed with the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN).

Environment and Sustainable Development; Food and Agriculture; International Affairs, Global Challenges

Eating Planet : Food and Sustainability : Building our Future

January 1, 2016

This document presents the book 'Eating Planet' new edition, which is a collection of the most recent developments of the debate and research on the four large areas characterizing Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition's approach: "Food for All", "Food for Sustainable Growth", "Food for Health", "Food for Culture", with the contribution of a network of prestigious experts and opinion leaders: Pavan Sukhdev, Gianfranco Bologna, Barbara Buchner, Paolo De Castro, Danielle Nierenberg, Paul Roberts, Carlo Petrini, Riccardo Valentini, Hans R. Herren, Tony Allan, Ricardo Uauy, Sara Farnetti and Camillo Ricordi, Gabriele Riccardi, Marion Nestle, Aviva Must, Alexandre Kalache, Shimon Peres, Jamie Oliver, Ellen Gustafson, Michael Heasman, Vandana Shiva.Eating Planet also suggests the priority initiatives that decision makers, economic players and citizens should implement in the various fields involved. It furthermore contains the Milan Protocol and Youth Manifesto's action platforms, elaborated within BCFN's action plans and to turn universal Expo 2015's ideas into action.

Environment and Sustainable Development; Food and Agriculture; International Affairs, Global Challenges

Double Pyramid 2016 : A More Sustainable Future Depends on Us

January 1, 2016

The Double Pyramid is the synthesis of the relationship between food and environment which BCFN (Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition) has been analysing, with a multi-disciplinary approach, since 2009. The idea of constructing the environmental pyramid as the upside-down image of the classic food pyramid has succeeded in effectively conveying the message that the most healthy foods are also those that are most consistent with an environmentally sustainable ethic.As is the case every year, the report dedicated to the Double Pyramid aims to combine scientific rigour and dissemination in order to reach the broadest audience possible, made up of people who make important choices everyday, for both themselves and for future generations, in terms of the foods that they eat.The BCFN research group, which has contributed to the creation of this volume, hopes for a collaboration between both public and private entities in order to help build a more just, equal, and sustainable world.

Environment and Sustainable Development; Food and Agriculture; Health

Food, People & Planet 2015 : Sharing Responsibilities For A More Sustainable Tomorrow

October 23, 2015

With the help of the BCFN (Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition) Alumni – 100 young thought leaders from 20 countries representing five continents – the BCFN drafted the Youth Manifesto on Food, People and the Planet. The document offers concrete proposals to make our planet more sustainable, not just general principles. It was the result of intense workshops in which the young pictured how they could change the world by interpreting seven key roles for the food system: policymakers, farmers, activists, educators, the food industry, journalists and researchers. The Manifesto was delivered to the United Nations, the European Union, the Italian government and to several other countries participating in the Milan Universal Exhibition.

Environment and Sustainable Development; Food and Agriculture; International Affairs, Global Challenges

Financing Ecological Farming in Africa : A Guide For International Donors

May 1, 2015

This report provides a resource to the donor community to facilitate the provision of support to ecological farming across Africa. Donor is defined broadly including: governments providing bilateral overseas development assistance, multilateral financial institutions, philanthropies, and international (UN) development organisations.It focuses on four primary channels as effective conduits for scaling up investment into ecological farming: academic and public research and training institutions; communityseed banks and exchange networks; public procurement schemes and producer organisations and cooperatives. It analysed eleven ecological farming initiatives from around the world involving support from donor organisations.

Environment and Sustainable Development; Food and Agriculture

Special Collection: Sustainable Fisheries

November 1, 2014

This collection, which has been launched with the involvment and the contribution of The Rockefeller Foundation, an EFC member, explores issues around fisheries management, describing some of the challenges faced by small-scale fisheries worldwide and evaluating their efforts to address these challenges and to improve the health and well-being of the people who are dependent on these threatened environments.

Environment and Sustainable Development; Food and Agriculture; Knowledge and Data Management

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