How can the CAP drive climate change mitigation and adaptation in the agriculture sector?

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The EU has committed to reduce GHG emissions by 40% by 2030, and the agriculture sector will be part of this effort. As part of these reduction targets, sectors such as transport, building, agriculture etc. are covered by the Effort Sharing Regulation and will have to achieve a 30% overall reduction on average.

How can significant GHG reductions in agriculture be best incentivised through the current CAP and RDPs? How could the next CAP – after 2020 – best contribute to the EU’s environmental and climate change objectives? How can these objectives be met in a synergetic way rather than addressed in silos, and without creating administrative burdens for farmers?

Join the discussion and register by 2 November to learn about:

  • the results of innovative practices being applied by farmers under the SOLMACC (Strategies for Organic and Low input farming to Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change) project*.
  • approaches by regional governments to tackle climate change by the farming sector and
  • views of policy makers and stakeholders on how the CAP can better support climate change mitigation and adaptation in agriculture, in light of the EU targets for 2030.

For further information, please find the agenda here.

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*SOLMACC is a demonstration project funded by the EU LIFE programme. While organic farming already creates the right conditions for climate action, in SOLMACC, twelve organic farms in Sweden, Germany and Italy are applying and testing further climate-friendly practices. These practices are adapted to the specific climatic area and farm conditions and are closely monitored by scientists. The SOLMACC farms are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 15% compared to average farms under similar climatic conditions, as well as to improve their adaption capacity to the negative effects of climate change. For more information, please visit

Picture on the left © Kjell Sjelin, picture on the right: © Sigrid Griese

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