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Agriculture and the Green Deal: biodiversity, bio economy and digitisation - Impulses from Baden-Württemberg


12.15 pm - 02.00 pm
Online event
free of charge
Ministerium für Ländlichen Raum und Verbraucherschutz (MLR)

The alarming decline of species and habitats in Europe require a common strategy by the Member States of the European Union. The Biodiversity Strategy 2030 of the European Commission has set an ambitious target program for the protection of the environment. Sustainable farming in protected areas finds particular importance.

The bio economy plays a central role in achieving sustainability targets. The aim is to develop sustainable solutions which are bio based and put them into practice. New materials for the packaging sector and for plastics reduction must be developed. The development and establishment of regional value-added chains and bio-economic products will not only meet environmental goals, but also strengthen rural areas.

A sustainable agriculture, as well as up- and downstream sectors, require the efficient and resource-saving optimization of work processes. Agriculture benefits considerably from an expanded digital infrastructure and digital applications. Appropriate research and pilot projects must be launched and adapt digital solutions developed for practical application. The digitisation of regional value chains is particularly important in this regard.

Following questions will be adressed:

  • Can agriculture implement the goals set out in the EU biodiversity strategy and with which interest-oriented regulations at national level can it contribute to a system change?
  • How important are regional bio-economic strategies for the success of the European Green Deal and what framework conditions must be created, especially for locally rooted value chains?
  • What role can digitalisation play in the implementation of the Green Deal and the development of sustainable agriculture, and what prerequisites still need to be created here?

Look forward to an exciting insight into the solutions initiated by the State of Baden-Württemberg and an interesting discussion with representatives from politics, economy and science!

Website address: https://www.biooekonomie-bw.de/en/events/Agriculture-and-the-Green-Deal-biodiversity-bio-economy-and-digitisation-Impulses-from-Baden-W%C3%BCrttemberg