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The role of North-South Cooperation in addressing the food-climate nexus: Looking ahead after the UN Food Systems Summit +2 Stocktaking Moment

28/07/2023, Rome

On July 28th, a roundtable was co-hosted in Rome by Nexus25, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Southern Voice and the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG). It brought together institutional and non-institutional actors and perspectives from different regions across the Global South and North for a discussion on how to move forward multi-sectoral, multi-level, multi-stakeholder and inclusive approaches that can capture the complex interconnections between climate change and food security. The closed-door conversation linked up with key debates in the +2 Stocktaking Moment that took place in Rome on 24-26 July.

Against this backdrop, the event provided a platform for representatives from international organisations, civil society and expert community to reflect on how to minimise trade-offs and enhance synergies between climate action and sustainable food systems. The roundtable also facilitated a frank exchange of ideas on the challenges facing North-South cooperation on these interlinked transformation agendas, as well as key priorities and promising approaches to overcome these.

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