Cities2030 is a cross-sector and multi actor effort to assist cities and regions implement sustainable cities and regions food systems (CRFS) and achieve five specific objectives. To achieve these objectives, Cities2030 starts by gathering intelligence to secure the establishment of focus groups within which participatory activities develop to deliver evidence-based answers to identified needs in five specific areas with policies frameworks and innovation pathways.
These objectives is achieved via multiple tools delivered by CITIES2030 such as:
CE-FNR-07-2020 globally tackles 12 widely challenging scopes of actions which does not leave without recalling the 12 labours of a certain hero. CITIES2030 addresses each of these scopes (see section 1.2) to generate and deploy an actionable roadmap to structure, accelerate and sustain transforming urban food systems and ecosystems (UFSE), and to deliver frameworks for the production of policies (e.g. action plans) and innovations (e.g. supporting instruments), towards the democratization and implementation of sustainable urban food system practice, which will be piloted in real-scale in 10 selected cities. CITIES2030 acknowledges and defines sustainable UFSE as schemes which effectively delivers practical answers to combined FOOD 2030 all four pillars and UN’s SDG11 policies, and UN’s New Urban Agenda (all policies referred later as EU-UN11NUA).
Also, CITIES2030 acknowledges and defines food systems per the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition of the Committee on World Food Security. CITIES2030 activates, accelerates, structures and generates 10 front-runners EU cities pilots and 2 regions, whilst establishing corresponding numbers of policy and living labs, and further deploys to a total of 50 EU cities pilots by 16.10.2024 on the World Food Day that year. The aforementioned roadmap is co-created and implemented by 500 actors of the food chain and systems arena from 19 countries, abiding an open and participatory process, and framed in policy and living labs.