Transforming farm subsidies to prevent climate breakdown

How can the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) help the farming sector become climate neutral?

Agriculture is responsible for 10% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. Yet 58 billion of taxpayers’ money is spent annually to support environmentally-harmful agriculture

The EEB is pleased to invite you to join the debate. A range of stakeholders from the EU institutions, industry, academia and civil society will present their views and discuss how better agricultural policy can help address climate breakdown. 

This event is organised in cooperation with BirdLife Europe and supported by the European Climate Initiative (EUKI).

See programme below and register here.



13:30 Registration

14:00 Introduction and Welcome

Setting the Scene: The scientific background

14:10 Current contribution to EU climate targets

14:30 Q&A

Session 1: CAP and climate, what EU institutions and governments say

14:50 European Commission (speaker tbc)

15:05 European Parliament (speaker tbc)

15:20 Member States (speaker tbc)

15:35 Panel Debate

Session 2: CAP budget and climate

16:00 Introduction: Agriculture in National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs)

16:10 Panel debate: Agricultural commitments in NECPs: The good, the bad and the ugly.

16:45 Q&A

17:00 Introduction: Current use of climate budget

17:10 Panel debate: What legitimacy for the CAP budget in the future EU budget?

17:45 Q&A

17:50 Closing remarks








14:00 -18:00