Cities hungry for recognition in EU food

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“There can be no food revolution without cities, so give us a role,” said Alvaro Porro, Commissioner of Social Economy, Local Development and Food Policy in Barcelona. He addressed European Commission representatives during last week’s event, ‘Bringing urban food policy to the table.’ For the first time, around said table, eleven deputy mayors from European cities and […]

Bringing urban food policies to the table

Eurocities and Milan Urban Food Policy Pact high-level event9 March, Brussels Register here Why an event on urban food policies? When more cities aim to become climate neutral, when the effects of climate change are increasingly visible, food systems, responsible for about 30% of global emissions (IPCC 2019), cannot be neglected. At a time of […]

Impact investing for urban food policy actors and stakeholders

What do municipalities and food system actors need to know to maximize opportunities for impact investments, and to make the most of those investments?    On December 1st 2022, the Food Trails Impact Investors Lab hosted a webinar on “Impact investing for urban food policy actors and stakeholders.” Chaired by Joe Robertson, Senior Advisor on Sustainable […]

Food Trails at the MUFPP 8th Global Forum

Reporting back from the EAT and Food Trails panel at the 8th MUFPP Global Forum, on ‘Sustainable, healthy and just food procurement for people and planet’, featuring three Food trails partner cities – Milan, Copenhagen and Birmingham.  Since 2015, the city of Milan has been a leader in convening cities to support sustainable urban food […]

The table is set!

Meeting of the Eurocities Working Group Food and MUFPP Regional Forum followed by the open conference ‘Food identity and cities’ and study visits in Almere  22-24 June 2022, Almere, The Netherlands See the agenda For the Eurocities WG Food and MUFPP Regional Forum meeting on  22 June –  only for member cities, register here. The […]

The role of cities on Impact Investing for food system

The World Economic Forum together with the Food Action Alliance convened the international community for an action-oriented discussion centred on leading flagship initiatives that hold the potential to realize regional and country-led actions for food systems. From global food systems thinking to local impact, the meeting offered a platform for collective action with a focus […]

Join the WEF session “The role of cities on impact investing”

Food Trails upcoming Webinar on the role of cities on impact investing in food system transformation.   Session of the Bold Actions for Food – Regional and Country Flagship 2022.   15 March 2022H 10:30-11:30 CET Sustainably feeding 9.7 billion people by 2050 requires a profound transformation of our food systems. Unprecedented concerted action by […]

Five European projects share innovating ways to co-design urban food policies

Five European projects working on innovations at the urban level to develop food policies met this October in Barcelona for the 7th Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Global Forum. Food Trails organized the side event “European Food Policy Strikes Again to connect with the other projects and their cities, as well as the global Milan […]

A recipe for local inclusion

From a crusading basketball team to hosting art performances in a city-centre park turned urban farm, cities across Europe are innovating to include local people, businesses and vulnerable groups in revolutionising food systems. In Berlin, the secret is understanding the time constraints facing local people that would like to be involved; in Bordeaux, it’s overcoming […]