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The city of Rio de Janeiro hosted the 8th MUFPP Global Forum on 17-19 October 2022 with the theme “Food to Feed the Climate Justice: urban food solutions for a fairer world”. The event, for the first time held in South America, was a unique opportunity for cities, political representatives, international organizations, actors and stakeholders to discuss the transformation of the food systems and explore how food can be a leverage for achieving a more sustainable world.
The Forum counted the participation of over 600 attendees, both in person and online, bringing together delegates from over 160 cities along with international and civil society organizations, partners agencies and academia, committed to developing and improving urban food policies. In addition, the event represented a great opportunity to learn from each other, strengthen our partnership and foster cooperation among all parties.
The Global Forum included various and comprehensive sessions focusing on the nexus between food, people and the climate. The Mayors’ Debate during the Opening Session saw the participation of Mayors and Deputy Mayors who discussed the importance of cooperation and knowledge exchange to address current challenges cities and their citizens are facing. Parallel and interactive events focused on promoting biodiversity conservation for climate and health, innovative approaches to tackle food waste in cities, establishing sustainable urban food governance, fostering green public procurement for people and the planet, policies and tools to support urban agriculture, mapping and analysing data for climate transition, and much more.
The event gathered major actors and stakeholders in the international arena, such as the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, Natural Resources Defence Council, RUAF, World Bank, EAT Foundation, C40, Rikolto, UNEP, World Farmers Market Coalition, and others. Furthermore, the Forum was enriched thanks to the involvement of key speakers: Carlo Petrini (founder of Slow Food), Maurizio Martina (Assistant-Director General of FAO), and Ambassador Gabriel Ferrero de Loma Osorio (CFS Chairperson).
You can find the full list of recordings from the Global Forum on our YouTube channel.
The report of the event will be soon available.