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COP26 is already happening! Join the movement of European cities engaged for food democracy and sovereignty

23 March 2021
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Save the date: 23 March 2021 9-11.30 am (online)

European cities have taken the lead in building resilient local food systems. Their engagement is not only about forward-looking commitments but is already a day-to-day reality that is beneficial to the climate, the environment and people’s health.

Cities are already turning concepts such as food democracy and food sovereignty into practice, and this experience should inspire national governments ahead of international climate negotiations at COP26 in November 2021.

Let's embark on a journey into the future of local sustainable food that is already happening!

European cities are today at the forefront of the transition towards sustainable local food systems. In a context of increasing vulnerability to health-related risks and climate change, competition-based global agricultural markets and of numerous regulatory hurdles, cities already implement innovative as well as effective public policy solutions.

Ensuring a fairer access to quality food for all, building resilient agroecological food systems and developing a more participatory food governance are not mere objectives but realities taking shape on the ground. Taking stock of their achievements and rich experience, cities’ engagement and commitments in the field of sustainable food need to be further promoted and supported at national and european levels.

The organisation of COP26 in November 2021 in Glasgow is a decisive opportunity for national governments and the European Union to take up these positive local examples to put the issue of sustainable food at the heart of the climate debate, and to actively support the development of progressive and integrated food policies at city or regional levels.

On 23 March, together with BioCanteens cities, URBACT, IPES-Food, Nourish Scotland and Un Plus Bio, let's embark on a journey into the future of sustainable food that is already happening!

More info: http://mead-mouans-sartoux.fr/en/cop26/

Register here: http://mead-mouans-sartoux.fr/en/cop26-is-already-happening-event-registration/