The project tackles the challenge that local and regional authorities often lack capacity, require new impulses or need innovative solutions for realising more circular and sustainable food environments. KISMET provides them with concrete instruments and tools for working better with governance, demand and production sides.
Project activities and the solution
The project’s overall solution is the “Enabling Programme for Sustainable Food Environments”, developed by the 13 partner organisations from seven Baltic Sea Region countries. The programme entails a mix of concrete tools for making local food environments more sustainable.
KISMET pilots the solution in 8 local cases, and South Savo’s pilots will take place in Savonlinna during 2024. After piloting, the Enabling Programme is transferred to further target groups via friendship cities for jointly implementing and rolling out the solution.
At the end of the project, the local food environment of each partner and their friendship city will be better equipped to eventually change consumer behaviour for good, create circular business opportunities and make food chains and production more regional so that societies can make a big step towards climate neutrality.
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