Participants in the fourth meeting of the Thematic Group discussed how climate change mitigation can become economically viable and attractive for rural actors. The meeting was organised in collaboration with the Walloon Rural Network.
Past events: Greening the Rural Economy
As an additional activity to the Thematic Group meetings, and in order to answer to specific interest towards the topic, this video conference allowed for more technical exchange of experiences of rural biogas production around Europe.
The workshop provided an overview of how environmental objectives can be addressed through the future CAP Strategic Plans. It gathered Member States, NGOs, farmers' associations and EU institutions representatives that discussed lessons learnt from current programming period and shared ideas on designing effective interventions to deliver environmental objectives in the CAP Strategic Plans.
This first meeting discussed the areas within the rural bioeconomy that have most potential to produce climate outcomes, such as reductions in GHG emissions, carbon sequestration or conservation, and replacing fossil based materials.
The videoconference was organised as an opportunity to engage the Thematic Group members beyond the live meetings and in order to allow for a specific discussion on the sustainability aspects of the bioeconomy.
The workshop focused on the state of implementation of the current biodiversity-related measures in RDPs and on the coordination with other policy instruments. It provided an opportunity to share good practice examples, exchange on bottlenecks and lessons learned, and discuss the future of biodiversity conservation in the 2021-2027 CAP Strategic Plans.
The second meeting of the Thematic Group (TG) will discuss different territorial and local approaches to developing bioeconomy in rural areas.