WEBINAR: The role of agro-ecology in achieving the Green Deal’s transformational objectives

WEBINAR: The role of agro-ecology in achieving the Green Deal’s transformational objectives

2 July 2021. The role of agro-ecology in achieving the Green Deal’s transformational objectives

Webinar on why an agro-ecological transformation of agri-food systems makes sense and how agro-ecology contributes significantly to mitigating and adapting to climate change, stemming biodiversity loss, as well halting and reversing land and water degradation.

The overall objective of this series of webinars on “European Green Deal – Greening EU cooperation” is to enhance participants’ knowledge and understanding of the European Green Deal and its implications for EU cooperation; and strengthen the capacity of the participants in “Greening EU cooperation” through integrating environment and climate change-related themes into all sectors and all instruments of EU development cooperation.

The specific objectives of this series are for participants to:

  • Enhance their knowledge and understanding of the Green Deal’s main priority areas, focusing on climate change, Disaster Risk Reduction, biodiversity, circular economy, “greening”/mainstreaming and sustainable finance: state of play, latest policy developments and implications for EU cooperation;
  • Understand how “Greening EU cooperation (Environment and Climate Change)” – particularly at the stage of programming for 2021-2027 and aligning it with the Paris Agreement – contributes to the implementation of the external dimension of the Green Deal and the new policy agenda for development cooperation, environment and climate change;
  • Understand basic concepts related to mainstreaming of environment, biodiversity, climate change and disaster risk reduction and their linkages with development in different sectors;
  • Understand the entry points, opportunities, challenges and key tools for integrating environment, biodiversity, climate change and disaster risk reduction in the EU cycle of operations – with particular focus on programming for 2021-2027;
  • Understand what is agroecology and how it can be used to achieve climate, environment and biodiversity commitments of the Green Deal while also meeting the Farm to Fork Strategy’s objectives;
  • Enhance participants’ understanding of how agroecology main concepts and applications can be integrated in future programmes.

The webinar will cover:

  • How agroecology supports, and is supported by Policies
  • Why an agroecological transformation of agrifood systems necessary is needed
  • How agroecology contributes to mitigating and adapting to the climate crisis, stemming biodiversity loss and halting and reversing land and water degradation.

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