RUAF at the 7th Global Forum of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) – Barcelona 2021

The 7th Global Forum of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP) will be held in Barcelona between October 19 and 21, 2021. The event will convene under the theme Growing Resilience: Sustainable Food to tackle the Climate Emergency and will be an excellent opportunity to (re)connect, exchange experiences, challenges, knowledge, and best practices, to inspire and get inspired with the shared goal of fixing our urban food systems while addressing the climate emergency.

Since the critical UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) will be held in Glasgow in November 2021, the 7th MUFPP Global Forum in Barcelona becomes extremely strategic to raise cities’ voices on the food climate nexus. During the conference, The Barcelona Challenge on Good Food and Climate will be presented. Drawing on the C40 Good Food Declaration and the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Framework for Action, The Barcelona Challenge is an innovative tool and a call for cities to engage in the transformation of food systems to tackle the climate emergency.

RUAF is participating in the event by joining and co-hosting two sessions together with our partners.

Metrics Matter: How to measure the impacts of integrated food and climate policies

Date: October 19, 2021
Time: 9:00-10:45 CEST
Location: Online and Barcelona, Spain
Register: Register here.

With COP26 in sight, this hybrid event will discuss how to monitor progress on integrated food and climate policies and actions. An increasing number of local governments around the world are adopting ambitious food policies to tackle health and nutrition, socio-economic inequalities, and the climate crisis. However, the impact of their efforts is often difficult to quantify and remains unknown

This event, organised by IPES-Food & Nourish Scotland (on behalf of the Glasgow Declaration Process), brings together city representatives and experts to discuss their experiences, successes, and challenges in developing and using appropriate metrics and indicators for measuring the climate, biodiversity, health, and resilience impacts of their food policies. Drawing from a number of existing monitoring frameworks, this session will begin with a panel discussion on how to best use monitoring and evaluation tools to show progress in food policy implementation. Through small group discussions, the session will then invite all participants to discuss where their cities are on measuring progress, discuss challenges, and figure out next steps.

Milan Urban Food Policy Pact Tracking Progress

Date: October 20, 2021
Time: 16.45-18.15 CEST
Location: Online and Barcelona, Spain
Register: Register here.

How can cities assess and use data to plan, implement and track the urgent food system changes that are required within this decade? This session, organised by RUAF and FAO, will encourage cities to adopt a ‘’journey planning and milestones approach” to implementing food system transformation using the new MUFPP Monitoring Framework Handbook and Resource Pack. With the Climate Change focus of this 7th Global Forum, this session will also draw on examples from the related City Region Food System assessment toolkit that specifically address climate resilience. As well as launching the new handbook and resource pack, this will be a call for cities to take the next step from signing the pact, to monitoring progress on their food policies and strategies.