“The big challenge now is to continue to fulfil our pioneering role,” said Ghent city councillor for the environment, Tine Heyse.
“We can do that thanks to the effective co-operation of the many partners involved in the Ghent food strategy,” added Heyse, reports Flanders Today.
Ghent, where I live, has a reputation for being green and progressive. This has been recognised by the UN with a Global Climate Action Award for a food strategy that promotes local, minimises waste and ensures surplus food reaches the needy.
The awards were “announced amongst the backdrop of nations signalling their renewed determination to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement,”said manager of the United Nations Climate Change Global Climate Action Program, Niclas Svenningsen, reports the outlet for United Nations Climate Change news.