New Thematic Group for SDSN Europe launches on April 21st: Sustainable Agrifood Systems and Land Use

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SDSN has recently launched SDSN Europe to mobilize and coordinate knowledge and science across Europe in support of a sustainable and resilient European recovery. In order to improve our impact, it was decided to create a few Thematic Groups. One of them on Sustainable Agrifood Systems and Land Use. The group will be launched on April 21 at 3:00 pm CEST.

The meeting aims at starting a conversation within SDSN Europe and its stakeholders on how to drive the needed change in the European agrifood sector, also in view of the Food System Summit.

To contribute to the debate, SDSN Europe will start presenting initiatives in the field of agri-food and land use already developed under the umbrella of SDSN or where SDSN is playing a role.

Our network of 330 Universities and knowledge institutions can give a great contribution to a more just, prosperous and sustainable Europe. Cooperation and co-creation in agrifood systems can play a key role in such endeavors” Angelo Riccaboni, SDSN Europe Co-Chair.

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3:00-3:05        Introduction to the meeting

3:05-3:20        The European regulatory Framework

3:20-3:35         “Fixing the Business of Food | The project “Fixing the Business of Food” aiming at supporting farmers and food companies in their transition to sustainable food systems will be presented.

3:35-3:45        Q&A on Fixing the Business of Food and opportunities to cooperate

3:45-4:00        The Food Agriculture Biodiversity Land-use and Energy – FABLE Consortium. The initiative aiming at  building technical capacity and developing national pathways for sustainable land-use and food systems and advising governments will be presented.

4:00-4:10        Q&A on the Food Agriculture Biodiversity Land-use and Energy initiative and opportunities to cooperate

4.10-4:25        The FELD (Food, Environment, Land and Development) Action Tracker. The FELD Action Tracker is a new SDSN-led initiative with a policy action focus to catalyze the transformation of food and land use systems through more ambitious, better integrated and effective national policies.

4:25-4:35        Q&A around the FELD Action Tracker initiative and opportunities for discussion

4:35-4:45        Proposals for further initiatives