The EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award, an initiative of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade, celebrates EU cities who champion more sustainable trade, consumption and production, thus creating opportunities for producers elsewhere.
Consumers living in EU cities can be the driving force behind changing attitudes to trade and have a positive impact on the environment and people’s livelihoods. This is why the Award aims to recognise cities working to change consumption and production patterns with the aim to create a unique platform for cities to learn, share and scale-up their sustainability initiatives. All the while contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG12 on more responsible consumption and production.
A first successful edition of the Award took place in 2018. The Belgian city of Ghent was awarded the winning title. A second winning city will be appointed in 2020.
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Are you proud of what your city has already established, is currently promoting and what it aims to achieve in the coming years? The Award welcomes applications from cities leading on sustainable, fair and ethical trade through:
Participating in the 2nd EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award might be just what your city needs to get the visibility, support and network to reach the next level.
The report was prepared by the International Trade Centre (UN/WTO) and its Trade for Sustainable Development (T4SD) Programme, as a compilation of case stories gathered and synthesised from the applications submitted for the EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award 2019.
Meeting of the Network of EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade, 10 September 2019, Lyon, France
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