Cities on the Frontline. Urban Eats: Cities Tackling Food Resilience
Dec 08, 2022
The economic recession and supply chain-disruption caused by Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the global fallout from the Ukrainian war, have made global food security and food affordability a growing concern. In fact, up to 71 million people from the poorest countries in the world are projected to be facing severe poverty as a result of the disruptions and soaring prices in food and energy supply chains caused by the war in Ukraine.
These threats are further exasperated by embedded food access inequities and the rise in severe climate events affecting food systems. As major food consumers, cities have an opportunity to support the development of more resilient and regenerative food systems. Urban Eats, a campaign launched by the Resilient Cities Network, seeks to mobilize its network of nearly 100 cities to take action to improve food circularity and sustainable waste management. By looking at urban food security through a circular and resilience lens, cities can see the critical steps they should take to affect change. The campaign calls on donors and investors to support the network and its cities to develop and implement circular food solutions towards more resilient urban food systems.
Join us on our 14th session Cities on the Frontline Speaker Series 2022, jointly organized by Resilient Cities Network and the World Bank, to learn more about the Urban Eats Campaign and to hear from experts on the importance of strengthening our food systems and the ways cities are innovating to become better prepared to respond to present and future shocks and stresses.
This session will feature Eike Sindlinger, Global Leader Food and Agriculture Systems, Arup and Mark Scott, Critical Infrastructure Specialist Resilience Bureau DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency.