Making evidence count: CAP – Getting to the roots of sustainable land management
Sustainable management of our natural resources is fundamental for Europe’s agriculture in the fight against climate change, and in preserving biodiversity and maintaining the socio-economic fabric of our rural areas.
Healthy soils, for example, as an indicator of wider environmental quality and resilience, are at the root of sustainability – the management of our soils and other ecosystem services is critical for delivering long-term economic, environmental and social benefits. As a major driver of the decisions made by Europe’s 12 million farmers, the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will play a key role in ensuring that farmers are fully equipped to respond to the key sustainability challenges of European agriculture and the wider agri-food sector.
Join experts from the Institute for European Environmental Policy to discuss what is at stake in the next CAP and how to ensure opportunities for supporting more effective sustainable land management amongst European farmers and other land managers now and in the future.
8:00 Welcome MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen EPP (FI)
8:10 Introduction to Think 2030: Science-policy solutions for a more sustainable Europe
Céline Charveriat, Executive Director, IEEP
8:20 Presentation CAP Post-2020: Opportunities and challenges for sustainable land management by Stephen Meredith, Senior Policy Analyst, IEEP
8:40 Debate among MEPs based on Chatham House rule moderated by Faustine Bas-Defossez, Head of the Agriculture and Land Management Programme
The Breakfast Briefing is open to all MEPs. A light breakfast will be served from 7:45