Climate neutral food and wood: Showcasing best climate practices in agriculture, forestry, food systems and the bioeconomy

06 Oct 2020
Online

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The land-use sector is key for reaching a climate-neutral economy. Both the LIFE programme and the Horizon 2020 programme provide financial support to projects in the areas of agriculture and forestry. Thanks to this support and the work of many passionate researchers and practitioners, these projects contribute to avoiding greenhouse gas emissions, increasing carbon sequestration, improving resilience to the negative impacts of climate change, and protecting our ecosystems. In addition, the agriculture and forestry sectors provide the basic input to well-functioning food and wood value chains: LIFE and Horizon 2020 have supported climate action across these value chains by identifying and consolidating innovative solutions for sustainable food systems and a thriving bio-economy.

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA) and EASME have organised a series of webinars to showcase successful LIFE and Horizon 2020 projects in the areas of agriculture, food systems, forestry, and the bio-economy. These online events have featured project representatives, experts from the EU Institutions and agencies as well as other key stakeholders. They have discussed best practices, lessons learned, and future policy initiatives.

This event is connected to several EU initiatives under the European Green Deal: the upcoming review of legislation on land use, land use change and the forestry sector; the upcoming new strategy on climate change adaptation; the recently adopted Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system; and the implementation of the Bioeconomy Strategy.

 

AGENDA

6 October – AGRICULTURE

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09:30    Opening remarks

Keynote: The role of the land use sector in the European Green Deal.

Keynote speaker: Artur Runge-Metzger, Director CLIMA.C

09:45    Project session: Climate change mitigation in agriculture. Chair: Angelo Salsi, Head of Unit, EASME-LIFE

10:45    Break

10:55    Project session: Climate-resilient agriculture. Chair: Nicola Di Virgilio, DG AGRI

11:55  Panel session. Chair: Christian Holzleitner, DG CLIMA

A discussion about climate change mitigation and adaptation in agriculture with the following panellists:

  • Aard Mulders, Dutch Ministry of Agriculture 
  • Mika Aho, St1 
  • Sean Finan, CEJA 
  • Isabelle Goldringer, INRA 

12:50  Closing of the webinar

 

7 October – FOOD

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09:30    Opening remarks

09:35    Project session: Decreasing the environmental and climate footprint of the food value chain. Chair: Henk Westhoek, DG SANTE

10:35    Break

10:45    Project session: Fostering a circular food system. Chair: Karen Fabbri, DG RTD

11:45    Panel session. Chair: Anne Burrill, DG ENV

A discussion about sustainable food systems with the following panellists:

  • Giovanni Colombo, EIT Food
  • Jeanette Coombs-Lanot, Danone
  • Mr. Zitouni Ould-Dada, FAO
  • Céline Ménétrier, La Ruche qui dit Oui 

12:40   Closing of the webinar

 

8 October – FORESTRY

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09:30    Opening remarks

09:35    Project session: The role of forests in the fight against climate change. Chair: Simon Kay, DG CLIMA 

10:35    Break

10:45   Project session: Making forests resilient to the impacts of climate change. Chair: Peter Loffler, DG CLIMA

11:45   Panel session. Chair: Elena Visnar-Malinovska, DG CLIMA

A discussion about climate change mitigation and adaptation in forestry with the following panellists:

  • Michele Bozzano, EFI
  • Darius Sarshar, SLM Partners
  • Jo Maes, Tree Charter Initiative
  • Julia Grimault, I4CE 

12:40  Closing of the webinar

 

9 October – WOOD

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09:30    Opening remarks

09:35  Project session: The mitigation potential of building with wood. Chair: Hadrien Michel, DG CLIMA
•    LIFE EcoTimberCell , Manuel Guaita Fernández
•    LIFEWOOD , Lorette Du Preez
•    H2020 Build-in-Wood, Anders Kjellow

10:35   Break

10:45    Project session: Fostering a circular wood value chain. Chair: Florian Claeys, DG CLIMA
•    LIFE Plastic Killer , Michele Libralato
•    H2020 SYLFEED, Laura Vasselin
•    LIFE ECORKWASTE Joan de Pablo Ribas

11:45   Panel session. Chair: Peter Wehrheim, DG RTD

A discussion about the mitigation potential of wood products with the following panellists:

  • Eva Ursula Müller, German Ministry of Agriculture
  • Andrew Waugh, Waugh Thistleton Architects
  • Andrew Norton, CEI-Bois &EOS Technical Advisor
  • Hervé Le Bouler, France Nature Environnement 

12:40    Closing of the webinar

 

Interaction

For questions and polls during the event, please access www.sli.do with the following event codes: 
Day 1 – 6 October: #agriclima
Day 2 – 7 October: #foodclima
Day 3 – 8 October: #forestryclima
Day 4 – 9 October: #woodclima

 

Registration

Practical Information


When
Tuesday, 6 October, 2020 - 09:30 to Friday, 9 October, 2020 - 12:30
Where
Online
Section
EASME HOME
LIFE

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