D2.2 White Paper – Ethical Cities and Region Food Systems

WP2 CRFS PHILOSOPHY: ethics, RRI and gender approach

D2.2 White Paper - Ethical Cities and Region Food Systems


This document is the provision of the project’s envisioned White Paper on ethical Cities and Regions Food Systems (CRFS) which aim is to explore various aspects of creating a food system that is sustainable, equitable, and just for all considering the project Cities2030 setting, rooted in the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP), which is an international agreement on urban food policies signed by over 200 cities from all over the world. All-in-all, the white paper proposes to provide a roadmap for creating food systems via introducing a tentative concept (or model) of ethical CRFS, in particular via elucidation the current state of food systems. The present document outlines a set of ethical principles that should guide the development of food systems, such as sustainability, equity, and social justice via typifying case studies (examples of cities or region, highlighting best practices and lessons learned; via outlining policy recommendations (incentivising sustainable agriculture practices, promoting food access in underserved areas, reducing food waste, etc.). The White paper summarises key features of ethical CRFS and emphasises the importance of creating such systems for the health and well-being of communities and the planet.

Deliverable leader and key authors

Bruno Sales da Silva (IAAD)

Contributors and authors


Daniel Molina (SINNO)

Ramon Alcarria (UPM)

Natasha Ristovska (GGP)