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

14. september 2021
148 signed up to participate in this webinar and debate on how the Fit for 55 package supports the transition towards a sustainable and more plant-based food system in the EU.

The webinar was hosted by Green Transition Denmark, AirClim, and Natur och Miljö with MEP Margrete Auken.
It was supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers. 

Introduction to the webinar:

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How should EU policies support a reduction in agricultural emissions? Keynote by Professor Alan Matthews:

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Organic textured proteins from pea and faba bean. Presented by Ulrich Kern-Hansen, Founder and CEO of Organic Plant Protein

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Legumes at Torsåker farm. Presented by Maria Lundesjö, Project manager at the Future Foods programme, Axfoundation:

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If you are interested you can access Marias presentation here.

Recommendations from the report “Nordic Food Transition: Low Emission Opportunities in Agriculture”. Presented by Annika Lund Gade, agricultural policy officer at Green Transition Denmark:

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If you are interested you can access the presented recommendations here.

Panel debate:

Oversigt over spørgsmål og temaer i paneldebatten:
00:00 Presentation of the panelists
01:44 Question: Are the legal toolkits (example the fit-for-55 package) able to contribute to food systems being more sustainable in the EU?
09:01 Question: What is the perspective of the consumers?  
11:30 Question: What is the situation concerning plant-based foods in the rest of the EU? And what are the regulatory barriers?
17:09 Question: The market is increasing. Is there an opportunity there for farmers?
22:53 Question: What are the barriers for consumers?
26:20 Question: The “fit-for-55” package foresee some strengthening og the 2030 green house gas emissions. Can these help and how?  
32:50 Question: How do you ensure that plant-based products in high quality?
38:20 Question: Why raise cows, when there is a market for plant-based products? Why not switch to a plant-based production?
41:14 Question: How do we deal with the conflicts between the benefits of certain beneficial grazing methods and the emissions coming from lifestock?  

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Concluding remarks by Margrete Auken:

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