Ghent (Belgium) was awarded the title of ‘Transformative Action of the year 2018’ for their food policy programme which uses a food policy council to reduce food waste, bring food closer to citizens who need it and shorten the distance from source to plate.
The Transformative Action Award recognises outstanding achievement in transforming cities for a more sustainable future. The award rewards current or concluded Transformative Actions that address the pathways of the Basque Declaration related to three categories: socio-cultural transformation; socio-economic transformation; and technological transformation.
Alongside the title, Ghent won 10,000 EUR to kick-start further Transformative Actions in their city.
To learn more about the award, visit www.sustainablecities.eu.