Agriculture's Pathway to Sustainability

Healthy Soil is Europe's Best Bet for Carbon Storage

Policy roundtable on Wednesday, 8 February 2023 | 13:30 – 15:00 CET in the Library Reading Room, EP, Brussels and live on webstreaming

13:30 Welcome by Etienne BASSOT, Director, Members’ Research Service, European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS)

13:35 Opening remarks by Wim VAN SAARLOOS, President of the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC)

13:40 Presentation of the EASAC report ‘Regenerative agriculture in Europe’ by Thomas ELMQVIST, Project Director for ‘Regenerative Agriculture’ report, and Orsolya VALKÓ, Co-Chair, Working Group on ‘Regenerative Agriculture’, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

13:55 Roundtable discussion with:
• Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN, MEP, Member of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, EP; President of Globe EU
• Martin HLAVÁČEK, MEP, Member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
• Emmanuel PETEL, Policy Analyst, Environmental Sustainability Unit, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
• Luca MONTANARELLA, Senior Expert, Land Resources and Supply Chain Assessments Unit, Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Moderator: Fearghas O'BEARA, Head of the Structural Policies Unit, EPRS

14:35 Questions and comments from the audience (on site and online)

15:00 End of the event

Link to registration for onsite participation:

Link to livestream (webex, with possibility to ask questions - no need for registration):

Sabine Froning

EASAC Communications Adviser / Communication Works

About the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC)
EASAC is formed by the national science academies of the EU Member States, Norway, Switzerland and United Kingdom, to collaborate in giving advice to European policymakers. EASAC provides a means for the collective voice of European science to be heard. Through EASAC, the academies work together to provide independent, expert, evidence-based advice about the scientific aspects of European policies to those who make or influence policy within the European institutions.