Between 5 and 7 October 2022, the European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE), together with MIND STEP partner, Thünen, as well as The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Humboldt University, organised a seminar in Berlin with the topic Greenhouse gas emissions in the EU agriculture and food sector - potential and limits of climate mitigation policies and pricing instruments.
Agriculture is one of the sectors that suffers the most from the consequences of climate change - but at the same time, it is also an enabler of climate change, hence a key element in climate change mitigation. However, the agricultural, land use, land use change, and forestry sector (LULUCF) have so far been excluded from trading and pricing schemes, even though mitigation targets for these sectors have been formulated. According to previous research, one way to go about this would be market-based solutions to meet mitigation targets. This is also one of the objectives of the seminar: to discuss concepts, design, adoption and performance of greenhouse gas pricing policies and other market-based instruments in European agriculture and LULUCF.
The seminar is a platform for networking and exchanging ideas and it welcomes both academics and decision makers in business and politics, but also a broader audience with an interest in the topic. There were oral presentations in plenary sessions, by invited speakers and parallel sessions with contributed papers.
AGRICORE, our sister project, was featured in the event and we are happy to say that we joined them and BESTMAP for a meeting in the morning before the seminar, to discuss potential joint activities with the Agrimodels cluster.
To learn more about the event and extended programme, go here.