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

City of Barcelona will host the 7th Global Forum for the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) next month, specifically from 18 to 21 October.

This is an agreement between worldwide cities who have the goal of developing sustainable food systems that are inclusive, resilient, safe and diverse. Furthermore, the aim is to provide healthy and affordable food for all people in a human rights-based framework that minimize waste and conserve biodiversity. The main topic at the Barcelona’s meeting will be the need to change how we eat.

The current food system accounts 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, reports barcelona.cat.

Global Forum for the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) will bring together specialists and political representatives from the main cities in Europe and other continents, as well as members of international agencies, 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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