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Food choice reducing climate impact

How can citizen make an informed food choice to limit their environmental impact?

Food is an important driver for climate change. A climate friendly diet can reduce this environmental impact. How can citizens make use of technology to decrease their CO2 footprint?

Challenge description

Food is an important driver for climate change contributing to about 20% of greenhouse gas emissions. A climate friendly diet can reduce this environmental impact. Yet, for citizens it is often challenging to assess the climate-friendliness of their food, especially in restaurants or takeaways.

Challenge vision

How can a user-friendly application support the citizens of Zurich in limiting their environmental impact by choosing climate friendly meals?

Solutions should focus on:

  • Allowing real-time assessment of ready-to-eat meals.
  • Generating the necessarydata based on a picture of the meal or text (e.g. like a menu in a restaurant), without having to type a list of ingredients into an application. 

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