Urban Food Agenda

Urban Food Systems at the COP 27


Building on the global momentum for food system change, FAO is co-hosting an event at the next Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP-27), to explore the role of cities in driving food systems transformation in a multi-level governance context.

The event - Feeding the city for healthy people, landscapes, and climate - is organized with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and IPES-Food in hybrid modality, with the in-person panel taking place at the Multi-Level Action Pavilion (LGMA), COP27 Blue Zone, of the Sharm el-Sheikh International Convention Centre, and the virtual audience participating subject to registration a this link

As Food systems account for up to 37% of global GHG emissions, and more than 70% of the world’s food is consumed in urban areas, cities are at the core of the problem. At the same time, city leaders have a key role to play in finding locally relevant solutions to growing social, economic and environmental challenges and in enhancing urban-rural linkages for greater resilience. 

This event also wants to share information about the work that FAO and partners are doing to explore new pathways for urban food systems trasnformation, especially with the new Urban Food Systems Coalition, recently launched as a follow-up of the 2021 Food Systems Summit. 

Find out more info on the Event and Registration HERE