Volume 1 Issue 3, March 2018

Volume 1 Issue 3

Impacts of changing diets

Food choices, like those pictured, have important environmental impact. Baiocchi et al. analysed dietary changes in China between 1997 and 2011. They looked at the environmental impact paired with nutritional content, and found significantly different trends between rural and urban areas.

See Baiocchi et al.

Image: pidjoe / E+ / Getty. Cover design: Samantha Whitham.


  • Editorial |

    Giving economic compensation in exchange for securing ecosystem services has gained traction in recent decades. However, debates about the efficacy and ethics of payments abound. To help ensure the effectiveness of these schemes, more care is needed in monitoring environmental outcomes and penalising non-compliance.

Comment & Opinion

  • Q&A |

    Professor Anu Ramaswami of the Advisory Committee on Environmental Research and Education discusses their newly published report about the next generation of sustainable urban systems science with Nature Sustainability.

    • Monica Contestabile

Research Highlights

News & Views

  • News & Views |

    Current global models omit the complex, unpredictable behaviours that socio-environmental systems exhibit. Now researchers have proposed a city- and trade-based integrated model that includes these behaviours and explained its use for food and water security research.

    • Evan G. R. Davies



Quick links