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ROAD TO COP27 2022
DC Addressing Climate Change by Improving its Food System: Meeting the Goals of the Glasgow Food & Climate Declaration - August
A new policy brief by the Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, in collaboration with the DC Food Policy Council outlines the District of Columbia's leadership integrating the goals of the Glasgow Declaration, along with recommended targets for future work. Amongst its work to tackle issues like waste and access to sustainable and healthy food, DC has had to reckon with the structures of racism and discrimination by which Black communities and low-income residents are disproportionately disadvantaged.
Access the brief here to read more about DC's ongoing efforts, and four key areas for further action!
Brugge Food Winners - July
In the context of 8-10% of global greenhouse gas emissions stemming from food waste, Bruges 'Food Winners' program set out to support its residents in cutting their rates of food waste. A 2021 campaign saw 512 families reduce their waste by 67%.
In 2022, 4809 participants overshot the 30% target to reach an average 55% reduction in household food waste, representing annual savings of 44,400 kg of food, 186,036€ and 142,080kg CO2e.
EVENTS AT COP26 2021
Official Presentation of the Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration at COP26 | 6 November
100 local governments from across six continents united to present the Glasgow Food & Climate Declaration at the Glasgow City
Chambers in the framework of COP26. The event included a high-level panel discussion moderated by Ms. Hilal Elver, former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food and representative of the City of Istanbul, and included closing statements by Cllr Susan Aitken, leader of Glasgow City Council and Shona Robinson, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government.
Watch a full recording of the event here
Policy Coherence, Climate Finance Mobilization and Collaborative Action for a Food Systems Transform at the EU Pavilion at COP26 | 8 November
This event, co-organized with Food System Economics Commission (FSEC), 100 Million Farmers, and the Cooperative Partnership for Climate-Smart Food and Forestry was a lively discussion on the diverging pathways forward for food system transformation. The event was an opportunity for speakers working across the food systems to highlight the importance of working across levels of governance to incorporate food systems into renewed commitments for climate action.
Watch a recording of the session here
The Glasgow Declaration: A Dialogue in the Multilevel Action Pavilion at COP26 | 3 November
Hosted by IPES-Food, Nourish Scotland, ICLEI, and the Government of Scotland, the event explored the levers available at different levels of governance to take action on sustainable food. The discussion highlighted examples of effective actions and the challenges of policy integration. Speakers included representatives from the Scottish government, the EU Economic and Social Committee, the municipality of Vitoria-Gasteiz, the City of New Haven, and the Canadian National Farmers Union.