Food

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How can we ensure clean and safe food from farm to fork?

Batticaloa

We all know and are experiencing the risk of known and unknown contamination of materials that are not up to food grade in to what we eat. In order to overcome such dilemma, there is a severe need to ensure safe and sustainable production and consumption of food starting from farm to fork.

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How can we make Cluj-Napoca citizens more aware of climate issues in their area?

Cluj-Napoca

We aim at bringing together different stakeholders to build tools that bring waste management, food waste, mobility, circular economy into public atention

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Sustainable food systems that lead to Zero hunger: Can we ever achieve food security?

Dar es Salaam

How do we achieve food security through proper food production and distribution?

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Transforming South-East Region of Malta into smart and sustainable localities

Valletta

Transforming South-East Region of Malta into smart and sustainable localities

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Food waste

Nijmegen

Let's think about the ways we can minimize the amount of food wasted in our homes, workplaces, hotels, restaurants, etc.

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How to promote green solar roofs and facades? Good reasons to combine greening of building with PVs

Brussels

Roof gardens with photovoltaics help tackling air pollution, increasing biodiversity, and transforming buildings into self-sustaining living units. But there are few green solar roofs in Brussels. How can integrative planning and implementation be optimized? How can economic efficiency be increased?

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Local agriculture and food

Cannes

Here a few questions that you could answer during the Climathon : Which agriculture to meet local needs? How to renew the link between agriculture and the inhabitants? How to enhance agricultural spaces? What innovative models of urban agriculture? How to reduce food waste?

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Sustainable food systems: Feeding a growing demand with resources under growing pressure

Nicosia

How can a city minimise the resources needed and emissions produced during the lifecycle of the food it requires?

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How can we reduce our food consumption impacts?

Madrid

Global food production must double by 2050 to meet the needs of a rising population, which will mostly live in cities, as well as to reduce its negative impacts on the climate. Therefore, there is a need to improve our sustainable food systems that feed urban populations such as Madrid.

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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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