The Round Table on Sustainable Development brings ministers and high-level governmental officials together with business leaders, senior-level representatives of intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations and academic experts to help tackle complicated sustainability questions that defy negotiated solutions at the global level.

Recent meetings have addressed how to maintain momentum for net zero while responding to policy challenges arising from Russia’s war on Ukraine, the role of border carbon adjustment to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement, and the triple challenge of food systems (improving their environmental sustainability; ensuring food security and nutrition for a growing global population; and sustaining livelihoods along the value chain).