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Shovel–ready Nature–based Solutions in the UK Overseas Territories

Wednesday 16th September
Online
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The future for agricultural land use – productivity, environmental sustainability, and innovation

Thursday 17th September
Online
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Embedding the natural capital approach in planning and development

Thursday 17th September
Online
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Culture Night 2020 – Discover The Irish Architectural Archive

Friday 18th September
Online
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Financing place–based climate action – how to deliver a green and just recovery from COVID–19?

Friday 18th September
Online
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RSPB Woodlands for Climate and Nature

Tuesday 22nd September
Online
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Next steps for reducing food waste and plastic packaging – innovation and latest initiatives, responsibility and accountability, and priorities for policy

Tuesday 22nd September
Online
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Marine Energy in Northern Ireland: Opportunities and Challenges

Wednesday 23rd September
Online
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Healthy People on a Healthy Planet

Thursday 24th September
Online
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Local climate praxis: bridging the gap between theory and practice on local

Wednesday 30th September
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The future for agricultural land use – productivity, environmental sustainability, and innovation

Thursday 17 September 2020

Online

This conference will examine the next steps for agricultural land use, and the future for agricultural policy and regulation.

It will be an opportunity for stakeholders and policymakers to discuss:

  • key developments in policy, legislation and regulation and priorities for stakeholders
  • addressing the productivity and environment challenges for the sector
  • the latest science and innovation in this area

We also expect discussion to reflect the impact on agricultural land use of the COVID–19 pandemic, including:

  • the effect on farming communities and those living in them
  • how environmental stewardship and land practices have been affected
  • what can be learned from innovation in response to the crisis – and adaptation to new working, supply and market conditions – that can be taken forward
  • support needed by the sector to recover from the extreme pressures of the pandemic on the sector and its suppliers, customers and partners

Why this is relevant now – the context:

  • Government moving forward with major policy initiatives, including the updated Agriculture Bill and the Environment Bill, and the establishment of the Office for Environmental Protection
  • Recently–announced government schemes to enable the agricultural sector to recover from COVID–19, including the Bounce Back plan aiming to support the UK’s supply–chain
  • The EU Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy – detailing plans to widen the practice of organic farming and reduce the likes of pesticide use, nutrient losses, and fertilizer use
  • Government’s vision for the future of the sector, outlined in a ministerial speech to farmers, focusing on increasing sustainable productivity and rolling out new technology in agriculture
  • Creation of the Trade and Agriculture Commission, to advise government on trade competitiveness that supports animal welfare and environmental standards, consumer interests, and export and other opportunities for the UK food sector
 
Cost   More Details See website for details
Time   More Details 8:30am – 1:00pm
Contact   More Details
+44 (0)1344 864796
info@forumsupport.co.uk
https://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/conference/The-future-for-agricultural-land-use-20