Cities2030 is a cross-sector and multi actor effort to assist cities and regions implement sustainable cities and regions food systems (CRFS) and achieve five specific objectives:
- Secure healthy and sustainable food value chains
- Stop food poverty and insecurity
- Protect and preserve natural resources
- Enhance circularity and local food systems
- Develop food skills, culture, and heritage
The project aims to achieve the objectives by focusing on ten thematic areas: food production, processing, distribution, markets, consumption, waste, food security, social inclusion & equality, ecosystem services and livelihood & growth.
Cities2030's main goal is to create a sustainable future for CRFS based on trust and collaboration with the entire CRFS value chain. The Cities2030 group is committed to working on transformations and restructuring of the processes of the food system of the 21st century, i.e. on production, transport, recycling and utilization. The group's vision is to connect all stakeholders within the food value chain; consumers, authorities and influencers, municipalities, innovation, entrepreneurs and visionaries, the university community and science of different disciplines.
Matís contributes to CITIES 2030 mission with research on urban-regional food systems, e.g., food system vulnerability assessment, CRFS policy scan, stakeholder identification and the analysis of how innovation can enhance the food systems and estimating what role can be played by aquaculture in the sustainability transition of city-regional food systems.