‘cities2030’ build upon and leverage MUFPP and EUROCITIES WG Food key findings, and its bedrock is rooted in the policy conceptual approach recently published “Towards a Common Food Policy for the EU” by IPES-Food.
The report argues for a “Common Food Policy“ for the European Union: “a policy setting a direction of travel for the whole food system, bringing together the various sectoral policies that affect food production, processing, distribution, and consumption, and refocusing all actions on the transition to sustainability.”
‘cities2030’ uptakes substantial insight from organisations substantially active in the food system and ecosystems arena, e.g. 100 Resilient Cities, C40 Cities, Climate KIC, EIT Food, EUI, ICLEI, IFOAM, IPES Food, FAO, the Future Food Institute, EPI-Agri, the Nordic Food Policy Lab, RUAF, Slow Food Europe, Sustainable Food Cities. This specific group is the source of key insight, building and evolving continuously, and later referred to as the “MUFPP+”.
To achieve the aforementioned 5 specific objectives ‘cities2030’ starts by gathering intelligence to secure the establishment of accurate laboratories within which participatory activities will develop to deliver evidence-based answers to identified needs in these 5 specific areas with policies frameworks and innovation pathways.