The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change call for deep transformations in every country that require complementary actions by governments, civil society, science, and business. While significant progress is being made on some goals, no country is currently on track towards achieving all SDGs.
The linear food system is ripe for disruption. For every dollar spent on food, society pays two dollars in health, environmental, and economic costs. With 80% of all food expected to be consumed in cities by 2050, businesses, public bodies, organisations, institutions, and the people located within them hold the power to revolutionise our food system.
I have been working for the editors for publications (5 books, 100 articles and 3 multimedia instruments) (from ten years ago; totally more than 3.000 pages, two software and two law data base). I wrote mainly in Italian language and you can download free 97 publications from this site: https://sites.google.com/site/zicari73/home. These publications summarize some jobs as consultant that I did:
With the support from the Federal Government of Germany, the United Nations System Staff College has opened the Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development in Bonn to equip the UN and its partners with a vehicle to deliver on the learning agenda pertaining to Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.
A food bank in Cloverdale, B.C., will begin growing its own food in the new year with two indoor growing walls capable of producing up to 600 pounds of fresh produce each year. These vertical gardens are soil-less, require no weeding and take up minimal space. (The president of the organization behind this initiative was one of my students – he worked on this project in one of my classes last year.) See full story here.
For Immediate Release: 1:30 p.m. EST, Wednesday, November 30, 2016
America’s First Sustainable Urban Agrihood Debuts in Detroit
The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative to open new community center and café
DETROIT – The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) is debuting America’s first sustainable urban agrihood, an alternative neighborhood growth model in Detroit’s lower North End that positions agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use urban development.
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Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability, and its publisher Taylor & Francis, have partnered with Pando to feature select article abstracts. Click here to find links to the full article.
"Our current industrial food system is unsustainable. Demand for food continues to grow while soil erosion, groundwater depletion and climate change are constricting supply. In addition, intensive use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, water, fossil fuels, and genetic engineering are eroding human, community, and environmental health. The rise of local, sustainable food systems present solutions to many of these problems, but these approaches are unable to consistently provide quality food on an annual basis.
The Community Peacebuilding and Cultural Sustainability (CPCS) Initiative provides research for critical challenge alerts, and support for collaborative problem solving and community education initiatives which seek to maximize citizen participation, and accelerate solution-oriented activity.
The CPCS Initiative is now making accessible an 82 page paper which summarizes work by its predecessor [The Interfaith Peacebuilding and Community Revitalization (IPCR) Initiative (from 2001-2013)]—and work by The CPCS Initiative since its inception in 2013.
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