Transition to net zero funding opportunity



UKRI and NIHR have announced a funding opportunity on realising the co-benefits of the transition to Net Zero which may be of interest to Food Safety Research Network members.

One of the challenges areas outlined for the call is Sustainable healthy diets which could include food safety.

This £30m call is for up to 5-year hubs focusing on transdisciplinary research to evaluate the health implications of net zero policies and develop new health focused solutions.

They expects hubs:

  • to bring in a wide range of appropriate expertise and policymakers in order to co-lead research to tackle at least one of the identified challenge-led areas:
    • Indoor environments in a net zero world
    • Transportation and the built environment
    • Sustainable healthy diets
    • Extreme weather
    • Decarbonising health and social care pathways
  • to take a holistic and systems approach in order to understand the benefits of mitigation and adaptation actions and policies to human health but also the unintended consequences and trade-offs, for example assessing environmental and socio-economic impacts.

A webinar will be held on the 5th October at 3pm for further information on the funding opportunity and you can register here.”