DEEDS Agriculture Workshop
18 November 2019 from 9:30 16:00Free
The sixth DEEDS workshop on “Pathways for sustainable agriculture and food systems”, will take place on 18 November 2019 in Montpellier, France.
The EU-funded DEEDS-project (DialoguE on European Decarbonisation Strategies) is facilitating a series of multi-stakeholder workshops in 2019, in order to enrich and embed the recommendations of the final report of the High-Level Panel (HLP) of the European Decarbonisation Pathways Initiative.
The workshop on agriculture, forestry and land use, as part of the DEEDS stakeholder engagement series, will focus on research and innovations for establishing a low carbon agriculture sector which enables sustainable food production and promotes healthy soils in Europe. We will ecxplore which policies and actions are needed to achieve sustainable agriculture in Europe – from priorities and recommendations brought forward in the HLP report, over new farming models, changing dietary behaviour to promoting a circular bioeconomy model. Additionally, we will discuss the knowledge gaps and the required policies needed to accelerate and scale up the deployment of suitable solutions. This will be done in collaboration with stakeholders from policy making, academia, businesses and civil society.
The importance of European agriculture and forests in decarbonization strategies is threefold. It is first a matter of reducing greenhouse gas emissions emitted through the agricultural production process. In Europe, this concerns mainly methane from livestock production and nitrous oxide from fertilizer use. It is also a matter of Europe’s indirect impact on global agricultural emissions. While Europe accounts for around 12% of global emissions resulting from the agricultural production process, this contribution is probably larger if correcting for domestic consumption of agricultural products and the associated flows of imports and exports. Finally, European agriculture must promote the sequestration of carbon in soils and vegetation to meet the target of negative emissions. This refers to the geological or biological sequestration of carbon, associated to the decarbonization pathways limiting the global warming to 1.5°C or 2°C.
Find further information and register until 11 November 2019 on the DEEDS website. For further questions, please contact Iker Urdangarin (firstname.lastname@example.org).