Food

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How can we share knowledge, build capacity and better invest in digital agriculture in Zajecar?

Zaječar

Farmers in the Zajecar municipality are facing challenges due to knowledge sharing, capacity building and investment in innovative technologies are part of a transformation into sustainable food and agricultural production systems.

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Can Wellington create a sustainable food network?

Wellington

The food system has a huge climate impact – it is estimated that it contributes to 30% of global carbon emissions.

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How can we make food-clubs more about sustainability?

Rotterdam

There are about 40 food-clubs in the residence, however, none of them are active on sustainable cooking and/or food.

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How can we build sustainable gardens?

Rotterdam

Making ponds and using water drainage for all garden purposes.

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How can we prepare Brno for Climate Change?

Brno

According to #brno2050 strategy and the votes from the citizens, one of the most important aspects of the quality of life will be the healthy and living environment as well as the nature in the city. Let's prepare Brno for Climate Change!

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How can Galway become one of the lowest carbon footprint cities in the world by 2030?

Galway

The top 100 highest-footprint cities worldwide drive roughly 20% of the global carbon footprint. If all cities globally, whether large or small, made concerted efforts to reduce their carbon footprints it would make a significant impact on decarbonisation pathways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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How can we reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from livestock farming?

Ljubljana

The carbon impact of livestock farming, transportation to Ljubljana and its packaging remains high.

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How can the city centre of Brno become car-free?

Brno

Give an overview of how the traffic and the parking situation is like today and what problems in the city are linked to this. Describe what the exact problems are, related to privately owned cars (POV), which should be solved.

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How can we develop a system to measure green areas in the urban environment of Brno

Brno

The goal is to be able to better measure green areas in Brno by using GIS and satellite data.

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How to reform urban food systems?

World food production needs to double by 2050 to cater to population growth, while also dealing with the impacts of climate change. The need to develop integrated and sustainable urban food systems, including value chains and consumer behaviour, is an urgent call to action for cities.

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Europe is one of the world’s largest food producing blocs. The food supply chain includes agriculture and fisheries production, which involves heavy processing and manufacturing, and remains constant throughout the food and drink industry. At the EU – level, all these activities have an impact on the environment that extends well beyond its borders. Equally, the food system continues to be a major consumer of energy and water, while being a large emitter of greenhouse gases and air pollution. All stakeholders in the supply chain have a vital role to play in fostering the innovation needed to deliver global food and energy security and a zero-carbon economy.

Food systems are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is alarming that the total food sector from ‘Field to Fork’ accounts for up to 36 per cent of global emissions. Attaining food security will require ensuring the sustainable use of natural resources and lowering the environmental impacts of food system activities.

Food production has more than doubled and diets have become more varied, over 800 million people are hungry, over 2 billion suffer from micro nutrient deficiencies and over 2 billion people are overweight or obese. This indicates that today’s food systems are broken. They are not delivering food security and healthy food for everyone nor are they sustainable. With the global population predicted to rise to 9.5 billion by 2050, the food systems require a transformational change.

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