10 steps to achieve the european green deal - AE4EU policy brief​, June 2022

The European Green Deal is a monumental step in achieving a greener and more sustainable Europe, filled with promising targets which aim to culminate in no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050 and economic growth decoupled from resource use. It establishes great potential for a fairer economy, the revitalisation of rural areas and sustainability. Yet, the roadmap on how to actualise such targets has yet to be realised.

This policy brief provides a roadmap, by giving recommendations for 10 concrete steps that can be taken to achieve the European Green Deal through agroecology, especially the Biodiversity and Farm to Fork Strategies. It will focus on many of the technical aspects, as well as on research, social responsibilities and responsible governance. Each step is to be considered as a whole, rather than individually, as many steps require the other in order to create true transformation.

Donham, J., Wezel, A. (2022). 10 Steps to achieve the European Green Deal. Policy Brief, AE4EU

eco-schemes

"IMPROVING ECO-SCHEMES IN THE LIGHT OF AGROECOLOGY" - AE4EU Policy Brief, February 2022

On the 25th of June 2021, the EU finalised its negotiations for the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that is set to come into power on the 1 January 2023 and run until 2027. While this CAP is being championed by its creators as a radical new framework for tackling agricultural and environmental issues, it has left many civil society organisations to wonder if it will deliver on the commitments found in other legislations such as the Farm to Fork Strategy of the EU Green Deal.


The Horizon 2020 project, Agroecology for Europe (AE4EU), aims to take part in this
discussion and provide insights for policy makers and Member States in order to ensure that this new CAP is as robust as possible and delivers on its promises for change.

Donham, J., Wezel, A., Migliorini, P. (2022). Improving eco-schemes in the light of agroecology. Policy Brief, AE4EU

“Integrating Agroecology into European agricultural policies” – New Agroecology Europe Position Paper on Eco-schemes, May 2021

“A 10+13 Agroecology approach to shape policies and transform EU Food Systems”, Policy brief, January 2021

This policy paper puts forward a proposal to mainstream agroecology into the policies governing EU food systems. It builds on the consensual vision of a coalition of EU civil society, farmers and scientific organizations to use the FAO ‘10 Elements of Agroecology’ and ‘13 Agroecological Principles’ as a framework to develop the appropriate instruments and targets for EU policies.

Common agricultural policy

“Reforming the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union in the Framework of the EU Green Deal – The Position of Agroecology Europe”, March 2020

A Green Deal for implementing agroecological systems: Reforming the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union “, december 2020 – Peeters et al. (2020) · LANDBAUFORSCH · J Sustainable Organic Agric Syst · 70(2):83–93, DOI:10.3220/LBF1610123299000