IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)

The international body for assessing the science related to climate change. Provides policymakers with regular assessments of the scientific basis of climate change, its impacts and future risks, and options for adaptation and mitigation.

The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) 

Brings together expert voices representing different disciplines and different types of knowledge, to inform the policy debate on how to reform food systems across the world.

The Carbon Brief

UK-based website covering the latest developments in climate science, climate policy and energy policy.

Reporting Climate Science 

Independent news on climate science  and climate policy

Think Or Swim 

Blog focusing on the inter-related crises involving climate change, sustainability, resource depletion, energy and biodiversity loss. (Ireland focused)

Food Climate Research Network

An interdisciplinary and international network operating at the intersection of food, climate, and broader sustainability issues.


A free and evolving resource on food systems and sustainability (from the Food Climate Research Network, UK)

Food Systems Academy 

An open education resource for transforming our food systems.

Genetic Literacy Project

The Genetic Literacy Project (GLP) explores the intersection of DNA research and real world applications of genetics with the media and policy worlds in order to disentangle science from ideology. The commitment of the GLP is to promote public awareness and constructive discussion of genetics, biotechnology, evolution and science literacy.

Sustainable Consumption Institute – University of Manchester

Sense about Science

An independent campaigning charity that challenges the misrepresentation of science and evidence in public life. They run excellent plant science panel Q&As and provide other information on the topic of agriculture

Stop Climate Chaos

Some excellent information on Genetically Modified Plants (an often misunderstood technique) from the Royal Society

Some notable academics working in the area of food sustainability;
Dr Elin Röös – Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Prof Tim Jackson – University of Surrey
Dr Adrian Williams – Cranfield University
Prof Corinna Hawkes – City University London
Prof Michael Hamm – Michigan State University
Dr Tara Garnett – Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, University of Oxford
Dr Marco Springmann – Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, University of Oxford.
Prof Charles Godfray – Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, University of Oxford
Dr Jonathan Foley – California Academy of Sciences
Prof Tim Lang – City University London

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