As one of the most important conferences worldwide focusing on sustainable cities and human settlements, the 17th Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS 2022) was held in a virtual format on December 15-16, 2022, with the theme being Together for a shared safer and greener urban future: resilient, carbon-neutral and nature-positive cities.
Many organizations joined the event, including some major UN agencies and international organizations. More than 80 experts contributed to the forum, including heads of international organizations, senior government officials, mayors, renowned experts, scholars, and business leaders.
The two-day forum has reached professional audiences through live streaming and remote participation. The main topics discussed included sustainable waste management for circular economy and zero-waste cities, boosting financing for climate action and pollution abatement at the local level, sustainable urban food systems for SDGs acceleration and more.
Andrea Magarini, Director of the Milan Food Policy, took part in the High-Level Dialogue of the event, highlighting the main achievements of the Municipality in driving sustainable food systems. He stressed the importance of working with all the city departments to ensure a comprehensive approach and strategy to food policy-making. In addition, he emphasized the relevance of the continuous political commitment to ensure the allocation of adequate resources to shape the urban food systems. Moreover, the availability of data is essential on topics such as food poverty to implement innovative practices to reshape food environments and monitor and evaluate the impact of various projects that are being implemented.
Find the registration of the High-Level Dialogue at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N2QYA44VBg&feature=youtu.be