A breakfast briefing to launch the Think2030 paper ‘European food and agriculture in a new paradigm: Can global challenges like climate change be addressed through a farm to fork approach?’, co-written by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) and Ecologic Institute.
The paper explores the opportunities of the Farm to Fork Strategy, inquires policy needs on the production and consumption side and specifically gives recommendations on how to potentially structure the EU Legal Framework for Sustainable Food Systems (tabled for 2023), which could help to address agri-food policies in a more holistic way by bringing all legislative and non-legislative initiatives under one roof.
In the context of the European Parliament’s initiative report “on a Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system” (2020/2260(INI)), which will be voted on by the European Parliament plenary in the coming weeks, the IEEP authors will share key findings and recommendations for policies within the 2030 time horizon and beyond, followed by remarks from the EP shadow-rapporteurs on the European Parliament own-initiative report on the Farm to Fork strategy, and questions from the audience.
09:00 Welcoming words and introduction of speakers – moderator Trees Robijns (European Climate Foundation)
09:05 Presentation of the paper’s analysis and recommendations – Faustine Bas-Defossez (IEEP)
09:20. Reactions from EP shadow rapporteurs: MEP Tilly Metz, Greens/EFA Inés Jordana, EU Food Policy Coalition
09:35 Questions from participants
09:55. Closing remarks