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From the Covid-19 crisis to green recovery
The 2020 EU Agricultural Outlook conference is scheduled to take place on 16 and 17 December 2020 as an online conference.
This year’s edition will reflect on the lessons learnt from the Covid-19 crisis and look at pathways to a green recovery. It will also offer an opportunity to present and discuss the results of the foresight study on the “Farmers of the future”.
This event is the continuity of the previous EU Agricultural Outlook conferences organised since 2014.
The EU Outlook conference has now become a successful annual event for broad exchanges among stakeholders on the market prospects, including the political framework and uncertainties surrounding market developments in the next ten years. Each year the conference coincides with the publication of the annual report on market prospects.
In view of the situation related to the COVID-19 crisis, a new innovative format is being developed, with a reduced length of 2 half-days for the conference.
The European Commission wants to get rid of wasteful packaging with the aim to become carbon neutral by 2050. In its Circular Economy Action Plan, it committed to improving and increasing the reusability and recyclability of packaging materials, as well as reducing packaging waste. In order to reach these goals, the executive body is currently exploring a set of mandatory criteria and requirements.
Recyclers are asking the Commission for clearer rules and standards on packaging to help improve reusability and recyclability. Meanwhile, the packaging industry is concerned about a new levy based on the amount of non-recycled plastic waste that could be implemented as soon as 2021.
Key questions to be addressed include:
As the Commission is expected to present a set of mandatory criteria and requirements to make all packaging reusable and recyclable by 2030, POLITICO convenes a high-level debate with experts about sustainable packaging and its contribution to a low carbon circular economy.
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Monday, 23 November, 2020
2 PM – 3:30 PM (CET)
Food and Agriculture are in a necessary transition. In 2020, there is an increasing awareness of the profound impacts of our agricultural activities on this planet. But how to proceed? How policy makers can help in Europe and in Brazil? What is already done and need more visibility?
Inspired by the Farm to Fork Strategy, this webinar will focus on Precision farming and Carbon farming.
Precision Farming refers to a management concept focusing on (near-real time) observation, measurement and responses to inter- and intra-variability in crops, fields and animals. The concept is made possible by the rapid development of ICT-based sensor technologies and procedures along with dedicated software.
Carbon farming refers to farm activities having an effect to carbon pools in soils and vegetation, at farm level and with the purpose of decreasing emissions, increasing carbon removal and storage and protect C-rich soils (climate mitigation with land management practices). It is based on relevant agricultural practices to increase carbon sequestration and reduction of GHG emission.
To open the dialogue on this extensive thematic, we will be Live from Brussels and Brazil with a first-class speaker selection.