Quezon City's vision, for the next eight years at least, will focus on addressing poverty, food security, and environmental crisis. The city will bank on its "Grow QC" and "Joy of Urban Farming" projects, part of a collective and multi-sectoral food security initiative that addresses food inefficiency that mostly affects vulnerable and indigent families.
The project aims to increase the consumption of healthy, plant-based food, thus cutting emissions from inefficient supply chains while feeding the city's population. It also promotes urban farming and grants livelihood opportunities to residents.
The programs support the call of world leaders for a common effort to create 50 million good, green jobs by the end of the decade during the three-day C40 World Mayors Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
"Quezon City's vision of a livable, green, and sustainable city is centered on building an economy that ensures equitable access to environmental goods now and in the future. We believe that creating jobs that sustain a healthy environment provides equal benefits to nature and people, especially the marginalized," Belmonte said in a statement sent from Buenos Aires on Friday, October 21st.
"Thus, programs on sustainable food consumption, clean energy, ecological transport, and circular economy, among others, are actively pursued, while climate financing to support more green investments and jobs are explored," she added.
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