Food systems are under high pressure due to many challenges including climate change, environmental pollution, obesity and non-communicable diseases, and an increased demand for food. A multi-stakeholder, cross-sectoral approach is needed in order to create food environments that are healthy for people and the planet. Action is needed at the local, national and EU levels to align food system priorities across sectors and scales – from local to global. This Policy Brief reflect the gaps and opportunities identified by FoodCLIC partners, grounded in the experiences of multistakeholder Living Labs in eight city-regions.

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FoodCLIC is a four-year project funded by the EU. The project runs from September 2022 to February 2027. The acronym FoodCLIC stands for 'integrated urban FOOD policies – developing sustainability Co-benefits, spatial Linkages, social Inclusion and sectoral Connections to transform food systems in city-regions