Towards Circular Food Systems in Bonn

  • 01 October 2021

This publication applies the five strategies of ICLEI’s Circular City Actions Framework (Rethink, Regenerate, Reduce, Reuse and Recover) to examine Circular food systems in Bonn, Germany.

This publication aims to:

  • Explore how circular food systems could contribute to Bonn’s strategic goals
    including climate action, the localization of the SDGs and public participation
  • Showcase Bonn’s existing initiatives around circular food systems
  • Identify gaps and opportunities for action to support circular food systems in
    Bonn based on best practices from local governments of the ICLEI network.
  • As demonstrated in the publication, Bonn is rich with community initiatives that support the transition toward circular food systems. The city can build on existing good practices in which the city played a leading role that span the five R-strategies.

    The gap analysis offered in the publication is based on ICLEI’s Circular City Actions Framework, which covers circular economy actions that reflect the different roles that Bonn could play in promoting circular food systems, from public service delivery to cooperation with local stakeholders, asset management, urban planning and regulation and address the impacts across the value chain of products and infrastructures. The recommendations for actions are based on best practices from local governments of the ICLEI network and would support a holistic transition to circular food systems in Bonn while supporting climate neutrality, zero waste, public participation and the localization of the SDGs.

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