On February 23rd, UNEP and the International Resource Panel officially launched Urban Agriculture’s Potential to Advance Multiple Sustainability Goals - An International Resource Panel Think Piece.

This Think Piece evaluates to what extent, and in which conditions, urban agriculture can help cities move towards sustainable urban food systems and a circular economy. The Think Piece provides an analysis of different types and forms of urban agriculture to help understand their natural resource use implications benefits and trade-offs across multiple sustainability goals, acknowledging local and regional specificities. The Think Piece is accompanied by a policy guidance document that presents a road map for designing “fit-for-purpose” urban agriculture policies, taking into account the interaction between urban and rural systems..