Barcelona to host the 7th Global Forum for the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact

The meeting is on from 19 to 21 October.

12/09/2021 - 10:10 h - Environment and sustainability Ajuntament de Barcelona

The current food system accounts for between 21 and 37% of global emissions, percentages which could climb to 38% in 2050. Because of this, as indicated by various reports, a major transformation is needed in our food habits and the way the global model operates to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDG) set out in the 2030  Agenda.

As the biggest consumers in this system, cities play a strategic role in this process. Aware of this, Barcelona will be hosting the seventh Global Forum for the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) next month, bringing together specialists and political representatives from the main cities in Europe and other continents, as well as members of international agencies, the science community and civil society organisations to address the best way to promote sustainable food and tackle the climate emergency. Avoiding food waste could reduce urban food emissions by up to an estimated 15%.

The Forum will include the presentation of The Barcelona Challenge for Good Food and Climate, an innovative tool to encourage cities to transform their food systems, reduce food waste and move towards compliance with the 2030 Agenda.

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