The restoration of ecosystems is crucial to achieving climate mitigation targets, and this is reflected in the recent global and EU ambitions for nature restoration. As a major contributor to biodiversity loss, agriculture in the EU must shift to restore agroecosystems so that they can provide benefits for biodiversity and climate. Carbon farming can help achieve this goal if standards integrate adequate safeguards and ensure net positive biodiversity impacts.
In December 2022, the Parliament and the Council reached agreement on the CBAM and the reform of the EU ETS. While these new instruments constitute an unprecedented move in the emissions reduction effort, much remains to be decided and even more remains to be done.
In this in-person event, IEEP and TMG Research gmbH will look at the options to leverage the potential of digital tools to build inclusive and sustainable agrifood systems.
COP15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity is taking place in Montreal from 9 to 17 December therefore with only two weeks for the negotiators to secure a historic agreement to safeguard biodiversity globally.
On 6 December, the EU institutions reached a political agreement on the much anticipated deforestation-free value chains regulation, that aims to minimise deforestation and forest degradation embedded in products sold on the EU market.
IEEP is looking for an experienced policy analyst to join the Climate and Circular Economy team. We are looking for a candidate who likes to take initiative and feels comfortable working in a small and dynamic team.
Governments have shown less political will to support biodiversity conservation targets than for climate targets, but the two are actually interdependent and should be tackled together to reach our 1.5°C goal. COP15 is a crucial opportunity for them to adopt a bold Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and achieve a nature-positive world by 2030.