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Bringing Farmers to the Table: Agriculture, Climate, Economy and Equity

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As the world plans to re-emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, EU and US leaders are working to ensure that environmental justice is central to the recovery. With agricultural systems accounting for nearly one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions, the success of climate action policies depends on more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable agriculture, soil policies and food supply chains. Ahead of Climate Week NYC, the European Union and The Nature Conservancy hosted a conversation with transatlantic policy and business leaders to discuss how the EU's recently released Farm to Fork Strategy and the bipartisan Growing Climate Solutions Act in the US could accelerate the growth of sustainable agriculture solutions and innovative technologies as part of a climate-resilient transition.


  • Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, European Commission
  • Michael CurtisDeputy Head of the EU Delegation to the U.S.
  • Rep. John Curtis, (R-UT) United States Congress
  • Rep. Chellie Pingree, (D-ME) United States Congress

Panel Discussion

  • Dr. Christine Negra, Senior Advisor for Climate and Agriculture, UN Foundation
  • Dr. Yichao Rui, Soil Scientist, Rodale Institute
  • Greg Viers, Durum Wheat
 Procurement Manager, Barilla America
  • Lynn Scarlett, Chief External Affairs Officer, The Nature Conservancy (Moderator)


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2020-09-15 16:00:00 2020-09-15 17:30:00 America/New_York Bringing Farmers to the Table: Agriculture, Climate, Economy and Equity European Union Delegation in the US: Bringing Farmers to the Table: Agriculture, Climate, Economy and Equity Goethe-Institut Washington, 1990 K Street NW, Suite 03, Washington, DC European Union Delegation in the US delegation-usa-info@eeas.europa.eu
September 15, 2020

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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