FOOD CHAIN - 3 January 2022

FARM TO FORK NEWS: CARBON & SOIL STRATEGIES PUBLISHED

In the two past months the European Commission has proposed two legislative initiative packages, notably the Carbon farming initiative and the Soil strategy. The former is about creating a remunerative system for farmers to incentivise the stock of carbon into soil, borrowing the logic of the ETS system already into place; while the former is […]

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Our Work - 2 December 2021

EU Soil Strategy for 2030 – 
Reaping the benefits of healthy soils for people, food, nature & climate

On November 17, 2021, the European Commission published the EU Soil Strategy for 2030, a non-legislative document that addresses the issue of soil health. It is a document that outlines a framework and voluntary or legally binding actions that the Commission intends to undertake to protect, restore and sustainably use European soil. The strategy concretely […]

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GROWTH - 14 July 2021

GREEN ENERGY PLATFORM – “FIT FOR 55” : RENEWABLES FROM EU AGRICULTURE KEY TO MAKE EU’S AMBITION AFFORDABLE, REALISTIC AND SUSTAINABLE

The Green Energy Platform (GEP) welcomes the level of ambition and the fact that renewable energy from EU agriculture (i.e. biofuels & biomethane) is recognised as an essential lever for achieving the objectives of the draft « Fit for 55 » package, in particular for transport, which is the most challenging sector to decarbonise. However, […]

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RESILIENCE - 5 July 2021

EU WINE SECTOR: NEED OF A WAKE UP CALL FOR EUROPE

Video During the last decades, the European wine sector has been able to keep up with the increasing competition both in the domestic and in the world’s markets. It built its strategy on enhanced quality & productivity, while meeting higher environmental and sustainability standards which were becoming an always more important aspect of the product. […]

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RESILIENCE - 7 June 2021

WINE SECTOR: CALLS FOR AID AFTER SEVERE FROSTS AND DISCUSSION OF DE-ALCOHOLISATION OF WINES

The month of May 2021 was marked by repeated calls for aid measures from countries affected by the frosts in March and April. In particular Italy, France and Greece asked the European Commission for appropriate aid. Moreover, the Council of Ministers outlined a proposal (as part of the CAP reform) envisaging the authorisation of the […]

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GROWTH - 31 March 2021

THE TAXONOMY DRAFT DELEGATED ACT – ONE SENTENCE MUST GO

For those who are not familiar with the Taxonomy Regulation, it aims at “launching an ambitious and comprehensive strategy for sustainable finance with the aim of redirecting capital flows to help generate sustainable and inclusive growth”. A draft Delegated Act “establishing the technical screening criteria for determining the conditions under which an economic activity qualifies as […]

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