A sustainable food transition for a climate-neutral Europe: Lessons learned in the Nordics

30. juni 2021
Green Transition Denmark, AirClim & Natur och Miljö invites you to the webinar 'Sustainable Food Transition in the EU – lessons learned in the Nordics'

Time: Friday 3 September 2021 from 10:00-11:30

Place: Online via Zoom

Greenhouse gas and nitrogen emissions from agriculture are a major challenge. The production of food (including primary production, land use change, processing etc.) is estimated to account for almost one third of all anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions of which agricultural production is responsible for more than 80%.

The webinar will present arguments and examples of how a transition towards more sustainable and plant-based production and consumption may benefit farmers, food producers, and rural areas while contributing to the reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases and nutrients.

Agenda (continuously updated)

10.00

Opening and welcome by MEP Margrete Auken

Keynote speech by Professor Alan Matthews

Case: Organic Plant Protein – Presentation by Ulrich Kern-Hansen, Founder and CEO

Case: Legumes at Torsåker farm – Presentation by Maria Lundesjö, Project manager – Future Food, Axfoundation

Policy recommendations: Low emission opportunities in agriculture – Presentation by Annika Lund Gade, Policy Officer at Green Transition Denmark

10.35 – 50 minutes

Panel debate: Representatives from agriculture, food industry, consumers, and civil society debate on what the EU can do to ensure that agriculture contributes to the EU’s climate, environmental and biodiversity objectives  

Panelists
Thomas Duffy, Vice-President, CEJA
Siska Pottie, Secretary General, European Alliance for Plant-based Foods
Stine Vuholm, Danish Consumer Council
Morgan Reille, Policy Officer on Agriculture, EEB

The panel debate will be moderated by Angelo Di Mambro, journalist at ANSA (Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata) and specialized in EU agriculture and the Green Deal.

Closing and conclusion by MEP Margrete Auken


For questions regarding the seminar please contact Annika Lund Gade, annika@rgo.dk or Kajsa Pira, kajsa.pira@airclim.org

For questions regarding the registration please contact Julie Abrahams, julie@rgo.dk

For more information:

Download the programme here:

Read the Report 'Low emission opportunities in agriculture'