Fourteen global cities have committed to the C40 Good Food Cities Declaration in order to promote and preserve the health of citizens and the planet. This focus by cities is a crucial part of moving towards more sustainable food systems, and it’s encouraging to see that specific, measurable targets have been included rather than vague aspirations. To help save 60% of the carbon emissions from the food sector, increases in local and regional food production, minimising plastic packaging and halving food waste by 2030 compared to 2015 waste levels are all target areas. The part we’re the most interested in is the target of reducing meat and dairy on menus from public bodies with annual per capita caps. With current emissions from food production set to increase by 40% by 2050 according to current trajectories, it is these types of targets that can bring about real changes to food production and eating habits.
14 cities commit to sustainable food policies
Oct 21, 2019