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CO₂ footprints in the food chain (KlimaLabel, preparatory project)


Elaborate data bases and methods for determining the carbon footprint of food in Germany and to develop recommendations for their use in the context of a label



  • Literature and media research on life cycle assessment of food and on labelling
  • Expert interviews
  • Analysis and evaluation of the development and use of climate labels and footprint information on the German (and European) food market


Climate effect under consideration

Climate label to record the climate impact of food, so that consumers can reduce their food-based carbon footprint through conscious purchasing decisions

Contact persons

Thünen Institute, Coordination Unit Climate and Soil

Bernhard Osterburg

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