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A commitment by subnational governments to tackle the climate emergency through integrated food policies and a call on national governments to act

GLASGOW FOOD AND CLIMATE DECLARATION

“Only a food systems approach can identify effective intervention points to accelerate climate action while delivering many co-benefits.”

- Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration -

“The majority of sustainable food system innovation and change are occurring at the local and regional levels."
 

- Accompanying document to the Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration-

Why are food systems and local action at the heart of the global climate emergency?

6 November -The Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration presented at COP26

The official presentation of the Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration will take place at the Glasgow City Chambers on the COP26 Nature Day. The high-level event will celebrate subnational leadership on food systems sustainability with a panel discussion introduced by Cllr Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow and moderated by former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food and City of Istanbul representative, Ms. Hilal Elver. 
 
All Glasgow Declaration signatories are invited to join - in person or virtually.

 
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Why the Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration?

Global Food Systems Account for 1/3 of Total Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions, and cause...

ENVIRONMENTAL

DEGRADATION

CLIMATE CRISIS

SOCIO-ECONOMIC
INEQUALITIES

HEALTH
INEQUALITIES

Subnational governments are leading the way by adopting integrated food policies.

COP26 is a key opportunity for placing food and local action at the heart of the global response to the climate emergency.

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Read our food policy snapshots to see how the signatory cities are tackling climate change through integrated food policies
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The Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration is drafted in partnership between international networks of subnational governments, UN agencies and non-governmental organizations working with food systems and climate change and in consultation with subnational, city and region governments. 

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