The Barcelona Challenge for Good Food and Climate

Drawing on the C40 Good Food Declaration and the Milan Urban Food Policy PactThe Barcelona Challenge for Good Food and Climate is a call for cities and their residents to engage in a series of commitments related to the transformation of their food systems in order to tackle the climate emergency.

This Challenge presents a set of core metrics to help grasp the positive impacts these commitments could entail in practical terms for the city, population and the climate. In addition, the Challenge provides a platform to showcase the commitment and leadership of cities on the food-climate nexus in the context of the 7th MUFPP Global Forum in October, in the run-up to the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November 2021.

The Barcelona Challenge for Good Food and Climate addresses two key issues: the mitigation of and adaptation to the climate emergency, through a commitment to transform local agri-food systems to ensure access to sufficient, sustainable, healthy and nutritious diets for all, therefore preventing food vulnerability and enhancing food justice.