Climate Change

Rethinking Arable Farming in a Changing Climate

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Discover the highlights of our event titled “Rethinking Arable Farming in a Changing Climate”, organized by the European Landowners Organization (ELO) in collaboration with Bayer, Yara, and Netafim on May 4, 2023. This event focused on the agronomy of climate-smart farming and its role in achieving the objectives of the EU Green Deal. Keynote addresses from leading agronomists explored irrigation, fertilization, and integrated pest management, showcasing innovative practices shaping the future of agriculture.

The event emphasized practical solutions for farmers, promoting inclusive approaches and integrated crop management systems.

Join us in exploring the recorded sessions and presentations, and together, let's pave the way for sustainable arable farming in a changing climate.

Please find below the presentation from the event:

As part of the event, an exclusive scientific interview titled "Arable farming needs a systems perspective" was published, featuring three keynote science speakers: Martin van Ittersum, Frank Ewert, and Jorgen Eivind. Olesen.

The full interview is available here




Climate Mitigation Policies for Europe: The Net Zero Target and the Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use Sector

Policy Proposals from the European Landowners’ Organization for UNFCCC COP25 at Madrid, Spain, December 2019.

Climate Change and Forest Fires in Europe

 Climate Change

Final Programme / Joint Statement
Moderated by

■■Inazio Martínez de Arano, Head of EFI-MED office

Opening by Nuno Melo

Climate change, forest fire and GHG emissions: current situation
Jesús San-Miguel-Ayanz, Senior Scientist, JRC
Expert views from a Southern perspective
João Soveral, Portuguese Farmers Confederation, Portugal
■ Q&A

Panel 1 • Climate change and forest fire risks
■ EU Actions to fight Climate Change in the context of forest fires
Artur Runge-Metzger, Director DG CLIMA
■ Forest at higher risk of forest fires
Humberto Delgado Rosa, Director DG ENV
Pedro Vieira, Compta Emerging Business (CEB)
Expert views from a Northern perspective
Marie Wickberg, Mellanskog Family Forest Association, Sweden
■ Q&A

Panel 2 • Sustainable Forest Management, forest fire prevention and
■ Research & Innovation for firesmart policies and management in the EU
John Bell, Director DG RTD
■ The role of the CAP and the EU Forest Strategy
Pierre Bascou, Director DG AGRI
■ Policy actions and instruments to support forest fire prevention and
Johannes Luchner, Director DG ECHO
Expert views from a Eastern perspective
Damian Zielinski, Directorate General State Forests, Poland
■ Q&A

Closing by MEP Andrzej Grzyb


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Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use: The net zero emissions target.
Policy Proposals from the European Landowners Organisation for UNFCCC COP24 at Katowice, Poland, December 2018.



Joint statement COP24: forests and the forest sector should play an active role in climate change mitigation and adaptation.


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