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Nordic Council of Ministers Employs IPBES Findings in New Proposal on Dietary Guidelines

In 2016, the Nordic Council of Ministers took the initiative to update the scientific foundation for national nutrient recommendations and dietary guidelines in Nordic and Baltic countries. A draft of the Nordic Nutrition Recommendations (NNR) 2023 was developed and launched for public consultation on 31 March 2023.

In accordance with its scope and mandate, the report assessed the environmental effects of foods and food groups. It states: "The sixth assessment reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (141, 142) and the Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (143) (IPBES) are pillars in the evaluation of environmental impact of food consumption in NNR2023."

The NNR project is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM) and the food and health authorities in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, and Norway. As associated members of the Nordic Council of Ministers, health authorities from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were invited to participate in the NNR Committee with one observer each.
Global assessment (1st work programme)
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