Academic analysis shows it will be impossible for a global population of 10 billion to consume the amount and type of protein typical of current diets in North America and Europe if we want to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals and meet the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.
The transformation of today’s global system for protein provision will require progress along three interconnected pathways to deliver on tomorrow’s global protein needs: alternative proteins; current production systems; consumer behaviour change. To exploit innovations and technologies, and make
the necessary progress along these three pathways by 2030, requires a collective set of strategies that go beyond market-based technical solutions.
This short paper identifies four specific strategies for delivering 21st-century protein through to 2030, illuminating the most effective “drivers of change” within this context. These strategies suggest a roadmap for delivering 21st-century protein."