IFOAM EU Seminar
Agriculture in times of Climate Change
Organic farming approaches to face the challenge
18 October 2011, 13:00-16:00
European Parliament, Room JAN2Q2, Brussels
the role of organic agriculture in climate change adaptation and mitigation.
- Meet high-level decision-makers and key stakeholders.
knowledge, exchange ideas and develop solutions.
The agriculture and food sector needs to adapt to the consequences of climate change and play an active role in climate change mitigation. To contribute to the climate debate, MEP Elisabeth Köstinger (EPP), Bio Austria and the IFOAM EU Group, in cooperation with the International Round Table on Organic Agriculture and Climate Change (RTOACC), invite you to discuss the role organic farming can play in reaching climate change goals. This event offers an opportunity for European policymakers, stakeholders from the food and farming sector, and representatives of civil society to exchange the latest information and research findings. The aim of the seminar is to discuss further strategies and measures to meet the climate challenge in agriculture and assess which measures would be appropriate to tackle climate change within the EU Policy Framework.
Greenhouse gas management in European land use systems
Peter Kuikman, Alterra, Wageningen UR
Cows, grass and trees in the EU’s climate policy
Peter Wehrheim, European Commission, Climate Finance and Deforestation
Soil C sequestration and N2O emission in Mediterranean
croplands. A meta-analysis
Eduardo Aguilera, SEAE
Organic soil cultivation as key practice to climate change mitigation and adaption
Michaela Theurl, Research Institute for Organic Agriculture (FiBL)
Closing Comments - Agriculture in times of Climate Change
Andre Leu, IFOAM World
Photos: (EPP Group in European Parliament)
Round Table on Organic Agriculture and Climate Change
IFOAM EU Group Climate Change Policy
|The IFOAM EU Group
acknowledges the financial support of the European Commission, DG
Environment throughout the year 2011. The sole responsibility lies with
the IFOAM EU Group, and the Commission is not responsible for any use
that may be made of the information provided by IFOAM EU Group. ||