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28 September 2022

Food system transformation: it’s time to take the gloves off

For many years now, studies have shown positive correlation between higher income and good health – in other words, wealthier communities seem to have fewer health problems. This is clearly unjust. What’s more, with rising inequalities, increasing costs of food, and climate change impact...

21 September 2022

Join ICLEI at the 20th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities

ICLEI Europe, its Members and partners will be part of the 20th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy. This year’s EWRC will take place in-person on 10-13 October 2022. Event sessions will all sit under ...

7 September 2022

Small plate, big impact: ICLEI launches campaign for healthy school meals

Within the Buy Better Food Campaign, ICLEI has initiated an EU-wide petition for ‘A healthy meal for every child in every EU School’. The aim is to invite cities and citizens to urge EU and national policy makers to implement sustainable school meals for the implementation of the EU Farm...

27 January 2022

Recommendations for policy makers on food value chains

How can public procurement positively influence the entire food value chain? A new set of recommendations for procurers and policy makers is now available in relation to this topic. The recommendations on food value chains and public procurement build upon a global analysis, as well as the podcast ...

27 October 2021

Green urban food innovation takes centre stage in cities' #EdibleCitySolutions

Food isn’t just fuel – it connects us all. Whether in the form of urban agricultural initiatives, underground or rooftop farms, community gardens or healthy cooking workshops, millions of city dwellers around the world are already bringing the food they eat closer to home, and bringing p...

12 October 2021

The Power of the Public Plate podcast showcases how public procurement contributes to sustainable food systems

ICLEI Europe and the One Planet Network are pleased to present the ‘Power of the Public Plate’ podcast. Each episode explores the story of a champion of public food procurement. Listeners of the podcast will learn how public authorities from around the world leverage procurement to posit...

16 August 2021

Youth invited to submit video for virtual event leading up to Youth Forum

As witnessed in past years, young people have a huge potential to influence future climate policy that should be utlised more by local governments. The City of Milan, via Food Waves and ICLEI are proud to co-host their virtual event titled "Empowering youth for climate action", that will take p...

7 July 2021

Sustainable Public Procurement of Food: a Goal Within Reach

The EU Food Policy Coalition, of which ICLEI Europe is a member, has published a paper titled "Sustainable Public Procurement of Food: a Goal Within Reach" about the gains of implementing comprehensive sustanable food procurement. The paper was coordinated and led by ICLEI, and outlines five ke...

1 June 2021

ICLEI partners with the FAO to amplify local voices working to transform food systems

The years from 2021-2030 have been designated a Decade of Action dedicated to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Food systems are critical to this work. The food and agricultural sector is a massive contributor to global climate change; concurrently, resilient food sy...