About – Food Wave

What can we do together?

CATCH THE WAVE
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Do you want to be part of the change?

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    Choose a healthy diet
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    Choose local food products and markets
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    Be a local urban farmer and fight against food waste
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    Improve your food education and share your healthier lifestyle with friends
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    Take action to cool the planet and to ensure that everyone has access to healthy, sustainable and fair food sources
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THE FOOD-CLIMATE NEXUS

numbers in brief

Gas emissions
Freshwater consumption

Food production and consumption

is responsible for up to 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions and 70% of freshwater consumption

690 million

PEOPLE SUFFER FROM HUNGER EVERY DAY

2 billion

PEOPLE SUFFER FROM FOOD INSECURITY

Agriculture provides livelihoods for two-thirds of the world’s extreme poor (750 million people)

Climate variability will affect around 2.5 billion small farmers, food producers, fishermen, and shepherds who derive their livelihoods from natural resources

Sustainable diets can lead to a reduction of between 41%–74% in the social cost of GHG emissions for 2030

What can you do?

  • Choose a healthy diet
    • More: seasonal products, tap water, self-cooked meals
    • Less: red and processed meat/fish/dairy products
  • Choose local products and markets
    • Buy directly from small local producers or farmers’ markets
    • For exotic products, choose the fair trade circuit
    • Join local food hubs or ethical purchasing groups
  • Fight against waste
    • Avoid or re-use leftovers
    • Recycle and compost
    • Choose bulk goods or light/recyclable packaging
  • Take action in your community and in your city
    • Be an urban farmer
    • Do your part and try balcony gardening / garden farming
    • Volunteer for local food assistance projects for poor and marginalised people
    • Join networks, forums, and organisations that are active in the areas of food and climate justice

Food Wave: what we can do together

  • Learn more on food and climate issues Workshops, discussion fora, events, and training sessions for activists: these are but a few opportunities that Food Wave is able to provide to improve your skills and share your experiences.
  • Raise our voice Together we can promote street actions, campaigns and events to create awareness on the food/climate nexus: are you with us?
  • Address institutions and policy makers We want to have an impact on the decisions made by relevant stakeholders in our cities: from schools to local administrations, we are going to put our priorities “on the plate.”

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About Food Wave

Food Wave is co-funded by the EU and promoted by the Municipality of Milan together with 29 partners across 17 countries. The Food Wave consortium involves 16 cities and municipal agencies plus 13 civil society organizations closely linked with the cities. C40, the international network of cities engaged in the fight against climate change, is also affiliated to the project.

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CITIES AND MUNICIPAL
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CIVIL SOCIETY
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