The report includes sections on:
- The need to give greater consideration to potential step-changes in food systems as part of risk management
- The need for more research into environmental tipping points and their potential impact on food system dynamics, the interaction between environmental tipping points and socio-economic systems, and ways to improve forecasting
- How to act on information if there is a real risk that a tipping point is being reached. The report also provides a novel framework (‘ETTA’ – Existence, Threat, Trajectory, Alternatives) to support risk management
- Costs and benefits of action now to prevent crossing a tipping point, versus reaching the tipping point and having to adapt
- Two major case studies for plausible environmental tipping points – including the potential for a dustbowl in East Anglia – with analysis of how we might respond to these scenarios
You can find the executive summary and full report here.