We are an international community of young people who are active across 17 countries worldwide. Our aim is to create awareness of sustainable approaches to consuming and producing food in our cities in support of climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts, and to have an influential voice in institutional decisions, so we can achieve a fair and sustainable global food system by 2030.
What we farm, eat and waste carries significant effects on our health, as well as on environmental, social and economic justice. We believe that everyone has the right to food and climate security; that malnutrition can be overcome, and that communities should be able to live in harmony with nature. We can do this – join us now to find out how!
A fair and sustainable food system means respecting human rights and the planet’s boundaries. By walking this path together, we will manage to guarantee livelihoods for everyone, and countries will be able to achieve both the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and those of the Paris Agreement. Let’s give it a try!
numbers in brief
is responsible for up to 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions and 70% of freshwater consumption
PEOPLE SUFFER FROM HUNGER EVERY DAY
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
If you’d like to learn more, and to stay informed of our activities and achievements
Food Wave is co-funded by the EU and promoted by the Municipality of Milan, together with 30 partners across 17 countries, 21 cities, and 11 civil society organisations that include NGOs, and C40 – the international network of cities engaged in the fight against climate change