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Brussels public events: Launching the transition to the low-carbon society. Europe’s past, present and future green landscapes

Brussels public events: Launching the transition to the low-carbon society. Europe’s past, present and future green landscapes

We are pleased to invite you for the upcoming TERRANOVA public event – Launching the transition to the low-carbon society – that will take place in Brussels on March 22nd-23rd, at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, in a hybrid format. 

TERRANOVA works towards a better understanding of the natural and social drivers of historical landscape changes in Europe, and how this can guide the transition to a low-carbon society. In this TERRANOVA aims to provide valuable guidance, insights and ideas for policy-makers and European land managers in achieving the objectives of the European Green Deal and the Sustainable Development Goals.

This public event on 22nd-23rd March: “Launching the transition to the low-carbon society. Europe’s past, present and future green landscapes will present the main results and deliverables of the TERRANOVA project and their relevance to ongoing EU policy development for biodiversity, climate change, and rural development, as outlined in the European Green Deal. 

During this hybrid event, Terranova researchers and experts, alongside EU institution representatives and other stakeholders from the scientific community and civil society will present useful insights to contribute to specific objectives of the EU Biodiversity Strategy, sustainable management of rural landscapes, in particular related to the impacts of agriculture intensification and land abandonment. 

A special feature to be launched is the TERRANOVA digital ATLAS which helps to identify various scenarios of future land management, and thus areas of Europe with positive potential for ecological restoration and sustainable landscape management practices. This information will be of relevance to policy-making and landscape decision making for achieving the ambition of a zero carbon sustainable future. 

As the European Union is rising to address the biodiversity and climate change related challenges, and recognises the urgency to transition towards sustainable landscape management, TERRANOVA is keen to connect with EU policy-makers and other stakeholders to exchange on policy recommendations that inform future policy and decision-making, and contribute to realising this transition. 

We look forward to welcome you for an inspiring exchange. 

Programme Tuesday and Wednesday

Livestream (on our homepage) and on site

Given the uncertainties with the COVID-19 situation, we propose a hybrid format for our event, with on-site participation (in compliance with measures of the Belgian government at that time) and live sessions streaming. 

If you are interested in joining this event, you can pre-register using the EventBrite form below.

Monday March 21st: TERRANOVA From the Green Deal to Green Landscapes: policy implications

You are also welcome to join another TerraNova session on Monday 21st. For this event, we will focus on exchanging insights with experts in environmental management on how to achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal for nature restoration, biodiversity, forestry, agriculture, and climate targets. 

Speakers will have 10-15 minutes for their presentation, followed by an interactive exchange. The main issues that will be addressed include:

  • The 3 billion trees planting target of the Green Deal and its implications for forest restoration and biodiversity
  • The Nature Restoration Law and its potential to contribute jointly to nature restoration and climate change mitigation
  • The implications of the Green Deal and the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to support and strengthen the transition to sustainable agriculture. 

We look forwards to welcome you for an interesting exchange!

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