18sep2:00 pm3:00 pmWebinar: Environmental impacts of food production and consumption | By: Niels Jungbluth


(Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CEST(GMT+00:00) View in my time

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  • Niels Jungbluth

    Niels Jungbluth

    CEO - Esu Services

    Niels Jungbluth started working for ESU-services in 2000. In 2006 he founded ESU-services GmbH together with Rolf Frischknecht. He became the managing director after the withdrawal of Rolf in 2012.

    His main working areas are food , biomass , energy systems , input-output-analysis and sustainable consumption . He is responsible for the SimaPro centre and the data-on-demand service of ESU.

    He is in the editorial board of the “Int. Journal of LCA” and works as a reviewer for several other scientific journals. He works as a special expert for several organisations e.g. Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt , United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC , CEN TC 383 standard (GHG accounting on biofuels), UNEP-SETAC life cycle initiative, Swiss law on tax exemption for biofuels.

    Niels Jungbluth studied environmental engineering at the Technical University of Berlin. He made his diploma thesis during a six month stay at the TATA Energy Research Institute in New Delhi, where he prepared a life cycle inventory for cooking fuels in India . Between 1996 and 2000 he worked on a Ph.D. project at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich at the chair of Natural and Social Science Interface. His Ph. D. thesis on the environmental consequences of food consumption has been awarded with the Greenhirn Price 2000 by the German Öko-Institut. In this thesis he investigated food consumption patterns by means of life cycle assessment.

    CEO - Esu Services

Event Details

Who hasn’t been standing once in front of the supermarket shelf and asked oneself if the organic carrots from Italy or the cauliflower from the own country is the most ecological choice for the next meal, and then, finally, has decided to buy the delicious asparagus from the USA? Food is one of the three most important consumption fields regarding total environmental impacts. The extent of environmental impacts depends on various factors. It is not easy for consumers or even for experts to account for these impacts. Niels Jungbluth has conducted several projects in the last 25 years aiming to facilitate such judgements. The presentation will show several aspects for investigating the environmental impacts of food production and consumption. It also show which strategies should be followed to reduce these environmental impacts.

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