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Cool Food named as a finalist in European REGIOSTARS Awards

Food PECT Update

PECT is delighted to announce that its Cool Food initiative has been selected, out of hundreds of projects, to be named as a finalist in the European REGIOSTARS Awards 2020.

Launched in 2019, as a partnership project between the French organisation Al’Terre Breizh and PECT, Cool Food is a digital tool designed to recommend and capture commitments from individuals to change food habits and help the environment.

The process of growing, harvesting, and transporting food accounts for almost a third of the world’s carbon emissions. The good news is that there are bite-sized actions we can take to reduce our carbon emissions to slow down climate change. Cool Food’s aim is to help households in the UK and France make a 20% reduction in their carbon emissions through changing meal and food shopping habits.

The Cool Food project was co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund via the Interreg France (Channel) England Programme, which promotes cross border co-operation. It supports the transition to a low-carbon economy in the food sector. To find out more and to sign up visit

The annual REGIOSTARS Awards is organised by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy. It aims to identify good practices in regional development and highlight innovative, EU-funded projects, which could be inspiring to other regions.

The REGIOSTARS Awards 2020 has chosen Cool Food as a finalist in the Sustainable growth – Circular economy for a green Europe category. Voting for the public choice award will finish on 15 September, and the results will be announced in October 2020. To vote, visit