T20 Climate Forum: The post-pandemic future of food
BY SWATI MALHOTRA
On top of climate-driven shocks, conflicts, and economic stresses, the COVID-19 pandemic undermined the livelihoods of billions around the world in 2020. Food insecurity grew: 155 million people suffered acute hunger and 34 million people were on the brink of famine in 20 countries, according to the 2021 Global Report on Food Crises.
The May 10 T20 Forum on Climate Change, co-organized by the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) brought together representatives from governments, the private sector, and international organizations to discuss and strategize options for building a green future and making food systems more resilient post-pandemic. The T20 (Think20), hosted by Italy in 2021, is the G20 think tank platform.