The CLIC policy framework delivers on four pillars necessary for sustainable and healthy urban food policies. The first element is that of 'Co-benefits'. This highlights the need to pay attention to linkages between social, economic and environmental sustainability, and of the synergies between these within food systems, which policymakers must be aware of. The next pillar is that of 'Linkages'. This refers to geographical interconnections and the need, for example, for city planners to be aware of the effects that their actions may have on surrounding rural areas. The third pillar of the CLIC framework is that of 'Inclusion', and a focus on social inclusion. This pillar recognises that sustainable development is a democratic process which must involve citizens and prize the knowledge that they can bring to the table of food policy design. Finally, the final element of the framework is that of 'Connectivities'. This relates to the way in which food systems are connected with other areas of government and policymaking, marking it an area which must be addressed not from one policy, but across policies. The purpose of the four-part CLIC framework is to help policymakers and urban planners design sustainable and healthy food systems, while also providing a tool that can be used to monitor how effective food policy is in a holistic fashion, without relying solely on abstract data and indicators. The CLIC framework is an analytical framework - this means that it allows researchers to maintain a focus on how food policies are interacting with the multiple facets of sustainable development.
Presented by: Professor Roberta Sonnino, Professor of Sustainable Food Systems, Centre for Environment and Sustainability, University of Surrey
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