LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND FOOD DIPLOMACY: THE MILAN URBAN FOOD POLICY PACT
Anna Scavuzzo, Deputy Mayor of Milan; Stefano Gatti, Special Envoy for Food Security – MAECI. Moderator Pietro Pipi, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation/ICS.
Cities today are the places where the greatest paradoxes and the main challenges to sustainability are concentrated, but they are also the places where innovative solutions and policies are emerging, thus confirming the fundamental role cities play in sustainable development. Such as, for example, the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, an international pact signed by 240 cities around the world committing mayors to work to make food systems sustainable, guarantee healthy and accessible food for all, preserve biodiversity, and fight against waste. Cities are therefore essential players in supporting Italian food diplomacy and the role Italy plays on the international scene to promote sustainable food systems.