ForumforAg Panel Session

ForumforAg Food-Climate-Biodiversity nexus: is the European Green Deal on the right track?

Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021    Time: 17:30 - 19:00 CET

Event

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Confirmed speakers (in alphabetical order)



Nathalie Chaze
Director, Food Sustainability, International Relations, Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission
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Tassos Haniotis
Director of Strategy, Simplification and Policy analysis, Directorate General, European Commission
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Dik Kruijthoff
Chairman of the supervisory board, CZVA
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Professor Erik Mathijs
Professor, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering at KU Leuven
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Rose O’Donovan
Moderator
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Nathalie Chaze, Director, Food Sustainability, International Relations, Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission

Nathalie Chaze is Director for ‘Food sustainability, international relations’ in the Directorate General for Health and Food Safety of the European Commission. From 2014 to 2019, she was Deputy Head of the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Vytenis Andriukaitis. She has worked previously in the Directorate General for TRADE and was posted in the European delegation to the WTO in Geneva before joining the Directorate General for Health, Food Safety and Consumers to become Head of Unit for Health Systems. She is a lawyer by training.
Tassos Haniotis, Director of Strategy, Simplification and Policy analysis, Directorate General, European Commission

He is currently working with the European Commission for Agriculture as a Director of Strategy, Simplification and Policy analysis in the Directorate General. He holds a PhD. and a M.S on Agricultural Economics and has previously worked as a Deputy Head for commissioner Franz Fischler and contributed to the 2003 CAP reform.
Dik Kruijthoff, Chairman of the supervisory board, CZVA

Dik Kruijthoff is the Chairman of the supervisory board of CZVA, a dutch cooperative in southern Netherlands which includes 3100 active agricultural entrepreneurs, within all sectors of farming. The efforts on his farm paid off in 2017, when they won the Agricultural Enterprise of the Year award. He’s also knowledgeable in horticulture.
Professor Erik Mathijs, Professor, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering at KU Leuven

As seen by his title, Erik Mathijs is a professor at the faculty of bioscience engineering at KU Leuven and is also the vice-dean of education. He focuses mainly on questions regarding the transition into sustainable food economies, mainly questions on system innovations, how they emerge, what stands in their way and the development of tools and methods.
Rose O’Donovan, Moderator

Rose is currently an editor at AGRA FACTS, where she reports on the latest developments within environmental, animal health and welfare and trade related issues, not least the ongoing CAP reform. She also has a masters degree in Food Business and Development.


Dr. Peter Strohschneider
Chairman, German Commission on the Future of Agriculture
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Sébastien Treyer
Executive Director, IDDRI (Institut du Développement durable et des Relations internationale)
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Dr. Peter Strohschneider, Chairman, German Commission on the Future of Agriculture

Dr. Peter Strohschneider is the representative from the German Commission on the Future of Agriculture, as well as chairman. This forum was created by then-chancellor Angela Merkel in order to facilitate dialogue and compromise between the agricultural sector and climate activists. Thus he has considerable insight into CAP, Farm-to-Fork and the Green Deal.
Sébastien Treyer, Executive Director, IDDRI (Institut du Développement durable et des Relations internationale)

He is the Executive Director of IDDRI (Institut du Développement durable et des Relations internationale) and focuses mainly on questions of sustainability and mainly focuses on international negotiations and public policy. He has previously worked on international levels, together with the EC, as well as national together with the french ministry on Environment, as well as on local levels.

Agenda


Tuesday, November 23 | 17:30 - 19:00 CET | Brussels, Belgium & online
The sessions listed below will all be hosted live through www.forumforagriculture.com, there is no reason to register.




17:20 (CET)

Live link opens for online attendees




17:30 - 18:00 (CET)

Introductory remarks
● Moderator Rose O’Donovan, Editor-in-Chief AGRA FACTS

Opening: Summary of key outcomes from all impact assessments
● Professor Erik Mathijs, KU Leuven

Questions & answers




18:00 - 19:00 (CET)

Panel Discussion
● Tassos Haniotis, Director & Acting Deputy Director-General DG AGRI, European Commission
● Sébastien Treyer, Director, IDDRI- Institute for Sustainable Development & International Relations
● Nathalie Chaze, Director, Food Sustainability, International Relations, Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission
● Dik Kruijthoff, Chairman of the supervisory board, CZVA
● Professor Erik Mathijs, KU Leuven

● Moderator: Rose O’ Donovan, Editor-in-Chief AGRA FACTS

Closing Remarks
● Dr. Peter Strohschneider, Chairman, German Commission on the Future of Agriculture

Pre-reading:

Dr. Peter Strohschneider will refer to a new report - The Future of Agriculture - A common agenda, Recommendations of the Commission on the Future of Agriculture (ZKL) - during his speech.

To read the report click here.


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