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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is hosting “Green Cities to build back better for SDGs – A new powerful venture”, to be held on the occasion of the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly.

The virtual event will launch the “FAO Green Cities Action Programme”. It is a new initiative that aims to increase people’s well-being through better access to improved products and services provided by urban and peri-urban forestry, agriculture and food systems on a sustainable basis.

This initiative will focus on urban and peri-urban populations in at least 100 cities around the world over the next three years, while 1000 cities are expected to join by 2030. While ensuring access to a healthy environment and healthy diets from sustainable food systems, it will also contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The High-Level event will kick-off a dialogue with key actors at national and international level and will be an opportunity to call on cities, donors and partners to join the initiative.

For more information on the event, including the list of speakers, please click here.

 

[This description was taken from the event’s homepage and the concept note.]