Grow Green
Food and Farming Systems for a Climate-Friendly Future

1–2 June 2021, Online Webinar

Programme

Programme


  Moderator:
  Natasha Foote, Euractiv
  (CET= Central European Time)
   
  DAY 1 : JUNE 1st
10:00 CET

Registration

10:15 CET Welcome & Opening remarks
 
  • Floriana Cimmarusti, Secretary General, Safe Food Advocacy Europe
  • Louise DaviesCEO & Head of Campaigns, Policy & Research, The Vegan Society

10:25 CET Keynote speech: How redesigning our food system could achieve environmental, health, access to food, and food security benefits​
 
  • Eleonora Evi, Member of the European Parliament

10:40 CET

The crucial role of food and farming transformation in climate and biodiversity plans

 
  • Dr Helen Harwatt, Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme, Chatham House

11:10 CET Q&A
11:20 CET

Break

11:30 CET

Plant-based farming experiences

 
  • Axel Anders, Co-founder, International Biocyclic Vegan Network
11:40 CET

Panel discussion: The role of food and farming in tackling the climate crisis

 
  • Tilly Metz, Member of the European Parliament

  • Nick Jacobs, Director, International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food)

  • Chris Atkinson, Board Member, IFOAM Organic Europe

  • Dr Helen Harwatt, Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme, Chatham House

12:15 CET

Q&A 

12:20 CET

Panel discussion: Interventions in European agriculture policy to support a shift to plant-based

 
  • Francisco Guerreiro, Member of the European Parliament

  • Luigi TozziConfagricoltura, VP of the Organic WG of Copa-Cogeca

  • Tim Thorpe, Senior Campaigns and Policy Officer, The Vegan Society 

  • Henri Delanghe, Deputy Head of Unit (Organics), DG Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

13:00 CET

Q&A

13:10 CET Closing remarks
 

 

  DAY 2: JUNE 2nd
   
10:00 CET Registration & Opening Words
10:05 CET A new approach: plant-based organic farming – practical examples, associations and certification (Stock-free Organic Agriculture/Biocyclic Vegan Agriculture)

 

 
  • Iain Tolhurst, Tolhurst Organic
  • Tamara SchiopuVegan Organic Network
  • Dr. Johannes EisenbachPanhellenic Biocyclic Vegan Network
  • Axel Anders, International Biocyclic Vegan Network
11:00 CET

Q&A

11:20 CET

The EU Green Deal and sustainable food production systems: pathways to plant-based organic

 
  • Vinciane Patelou, Director, European Plant-Based Foods Association (ENSA)

11:45 CET

Closing keynote

 
  • Floriana Cimmarusti, Secretary General, Safe Food Advocacy Europe (SAFE)
12:00 Closing remarks