Webinar  

Farm to Fork: feeding a continent without wrecking a planet

01 February 2023

Europe faces serious problems related to food production and consumption. Producing food depends on a healthy environment and predictable climatic conditions. At the same time, modern agriculture is a major contributor to the climate and biodiversity crises. 


The challenges of food security, food waste, access to healthy diets and the environmental footprint of food production are closely interrelated. To address them, the European Union has put forward “Farm to fork”, a strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system. 


If you are a student or young person in Europe (18-35 years old) interested in environmental issues or European policy and you would like to learn more about food system challenges and how the European Union plans to address them, then you have come to the right place! Ecologic Institute is running a webinar series for young people in Europe. In our upcoming webinar, we will discuss the food systems approach adopted by the “Farm to fork” strategy and investigate how the strategy will impact producers, consumers and global food markets. We will discuss strategies to address food waste and explore why meat is a politically sensitive topic.


We have already produced a podcast episode on the topic that you can listen to ahead of the webinar: https://www.greendealbigdeal.eu/podcast/episode-4/

We will have two expert guests at the webinar. One is Lukas Visek, a member of cabinet of Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for the European Green Deal, and responsible for the „Farm to fork“ strategy. Our other expert is Faustine Bas-Defossez, Director for Nature, Health and Environment at the European Environmental Bureau, who will bring an NGO perspective.

Agenda

15:45 - 16:00

Virtual welcome coffee

16:00 - 16:05

Welcome & Introduction
Aaron Best & Ewa Iwaszuk, Ecologic Institute

16:05 - 16:15

Interactive ice-breaker

16:15 - 16:30

Keynote presentation followed by Q&A
Faustine Bas-Defossez
Director for Nature, Health and Environment at the European Environmental Bureau

16:30 - 16:45

Keynote presentation followed by  Q&A
Lukas Visek,
Member of cabinet of Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for the European Green Deal

16:45 - 17:15

Discussion

17:15 - 17:25

My Takeaway
All participants will share their personal takeaways

17:25 - 17:30

Wrap-up & Goodbye

About the related podcast series Green Deal - Big Deal?

Together with exciting interview guests, our podcast hosts – Aaron Best and Ewa Iwaszuk from Ecologic Institute – will help you make sense of the European Green Deal's complexity. In a series of 15 podcast episodes, we will help you understand the significance of different measures by focusing on specific themes that are relatable and relevant to all of us. We talk about topics such as sustainable fashion, the future of cities and what our diets will look like in 2050. Tune in and dive with us into the complexity of European policy.

Speakers


Lukas Visek

Member of cabinet of Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for the European Green Deal

Faustine Bas-Defossez

Director for Nature, Health and Environment at the European Environmental Bureau

Webinar hosts

Ewa Iwaszuk

Ewa investigates how nature can help us address the climate crisis and different urban challenges from heatwaves to social exclusion. She works for Ecologic Institute in Berlin and grows eggplants on her balcony in her free time

Aaron Best

Aaron examines how the economy can provide for people’s well-being while protecting the planet. He works for Ecologic Institute in Berlin and enjoys chasing the light with his camera.

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