New G20 Garden plants green future in Rome’s ancient heart

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Title: New G20 Garden plants green future in Rome’s ancient heart

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in co-operation with the Italian Presidency of the G20, today opened Rome's first garden dedicated to the concept of sustainable development. The "G20 Green Garden" is being billed as a space where recreation and the embrace of nature meet education on themes of global import.

Evocatively sited in the Parco dell'Appia Antica - an archeologically rich expanse connecting modern Rome to its sylvan past - the space features installations showcasing the "Global Goals," a set of interconnected policy benchmarks that include ending poverty, eradicating hunger and creating sustainable cities.

The Garden links the G20's priorities of "People, Planet, Prosperity" into the UN's Decade of Ecosystem Restoration, which, with FAO in the lead, aims to halt and reverse environmental degradation and biodiversity loss; and into FAO's Green Cities Initiative, which seeks to re-align urban policies, production capacities and supply chains to boost food security, strengthen livelihoods, and build resilience to shocks such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The Garden is a global call of solidarity, for governments, international organizations, private businesses, academia, civil society and individuals to take action to create a sustainable future for all," said FAO Director-General QU Dongyu. "Rome is providing a good example in working towards that sustainable future. We, as Rome's dwellers, are taking the first step today to reshape our relationship with nature and to rebuild back better and greener."

Rome has been the host city of FAO since 1951.

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Date Created: 10/06/2021 00:00:00