10 critical actions for transforming urban food systems
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Currently, food systems are failing to achieve food security for all, and the environmental and climate impacts of food production, processing, transport, distribution consumption, loss and waste are unprecedented. The COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns have demonstrated the importance of food system resilience. There is an opportunity to rethink the governance of food systems. Cities are vital to this process given rapid urbanisation, the linkages with built environment, consumption and nature, and because local governments are best placed to implement policies and approaches that reflect local conditions and their residents’ needs.