The Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development held a Public Hearing on the “Conservation of agricultural biodiversity” in remote. The hearing was intended to assess and discuss the impact on the agricultural sector of the Commission’s Communication on the “EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030: Bringing nature back into our lives”.
Eight experts on two separated panels delivered presentations, followed by Q&A sections, concerning the impact on the European farmers in order to assess the challenges faced by the sector with several of the biodiversity targets.
DG ENV and DG AGRI from the European Commission participated as well with two representatives in order to give a presentation of the measures proposed in the EC Communication.
Location : Paul-Henri Spaak (3C50) Brussels
Panel 1: How will the EU Biodiversity strategy for 2030 impact agriculture?
- Links between the strategy and EU agricultural competitiveness and sustainability and food security – P. Borgström, COPA COGECA
- How can farmers enhance their environmental performance while ensuring economic and social sustainability? – A. Arroyo Schnell, International Union for Conservation of Nature
- Speaking points – H. Delgado Rosa, European Commission, DG ENV
Panel 2: What tools for the European Agriculture to achieve the biodiversity strategy goals?
- Focus on tracking expenditure and impact of CAP measures – F. Bas-Defossez, Institute for European Environmental Policy
- How can scientific evidence support EU commitments and measures? – G. De Santi, Joint Research Centre
- Tools for targeted Biodiversity Management to benefit Conservation and Farming – F. Wäckers, BiobestGroup
- Speaking points – P. Bascou, European Commission, DG AGRI