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GLASGOW FOOD AND CLIMATE DECLARATION

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

What is it all about?

Global food systems account for a third of total GHG emissions and drive environmental degradation and socio-economic and health inequalities. In turn, food systems are being affected dramatically by the climate and nature crisis.

The Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration builds on previous work by subnational actors to address these challenges with a call to action to accelerate the development of integrated food policies.

The UN Food Systems Summit and the UNFCCC COP26 in Glasgow 2021 are key opportunities to highlight the role of subnational actors in tackling the climate and nature emergency.

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

Read the Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration 

 

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

Read the accompanying document to the Declaration  

Join us for the launch on December 14th 2020
15:00 CET / 09:00 EST / 14:00 GMT

The Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration will open for signatures and be launched officially at a virtual event in late 2020, one year ahead of COP26. Register here
 

The programme and more information about the speakers will be available here soon.

Upcoming events


IPES-FOOD and Nourish Scotland will co-host a webinar on 14 December 2020 at 3:00 PM CET / 9AM EST / 2PM GMT to mark the official launch of the 'Glasgow Food & Climate Declaration', a commitment by subnational governments to tackle the climate emergency through integrated food policies - and a call on national governments to act.

Entitled the "Road to the Glasgow Declaration: Bringing food systems to COP26," this webinar will feature the efforts already being undertaken by a number of signatory cities to tackle climate change through their food systems, and highlight the importance of linking local level action to international commitments.  

Click here to register 👉 tiny.cc/Glasgow

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Partners
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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