Transforming farm subsidies to prevent climate breakdown – 25 September 2019

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, Patrick Ten Brink, Director of EU Policy, EEB

Setting the Scene: The scientific background

14:10 Current contribution to EU climate targets, David Mottershead, Principal Policy Analyst, IEEP

14:20 Consumption & Climate, Dr Marco Springmann, Senior Researcher in Population Health, University of Oxford

14:30 Q&A

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

14:50 European Commission, Mauro Poinelli, DG AGRI

15:05 European Parliament, Irène Toelleret, Renew Europe group, MEP substitute in AGRI and winemaker

15:20 Member States, John Muldowney Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Ireland)

15:35 Panel Debate with scientists

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.
> Valeria Forlin, Policy officer (DG CLIMA)Unit C.3 – Land Use and Finance for Innovation
> Bérénice Dupeux Senior Policy Officer for Agriculture, EEB
> Tobias Gräs, Senior Policy Advisor Danish Agriculture & Food Council 

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?
> Raphael Weyland, NABU
> Phil Wynn Owen, European Court of Auditors

17:45 Q&A

17:50 Closing remarks
> Ariel Brunner, Senior Head of Policy, Birdlife International, Division Europe & Central Asia








14:00 -18:00

Transforming farm subsidies to prevent climate breakdown – 25 September 2019
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