Pre-COP26 Series

The Role of Agriculture in Fighting Climate Change

Location: Online Webinar
Access: Everybody
Fee for members: 0
Fee for non-members: 0
Join us at the Chamber for the first event of our pre-COP26 event series titled 'The Role of Agriculture in Fighting Climate Change.' Brought to you in partnership with Bayer.

We will have together an expert panel consisting of Mr Jorge Pinto Antunes from the European Commission, Ms Maria Gabriela Cruz from Global Farmers Network, Mr Klaus Kunz from Bayer and Mr Giles Henley from the FCDO Food Security, Land and Agriculture Team.

Each speaker will first present to the attendees and then will engage in a panel discussion with an opportunity for the attendees to put their questions to the panel.

Agriculture is responsible for a significant share of global greenhouse gas emissions (around a quarter combining agricultural activities and land use changes). On the other hand, the agricultural sector is directly impacted by the consequences of climate change, such as extreme weather phenomena. Against this reality, how can the sector meet an increasing global demand for food, while at the same time limiting its impact on the planet? And what does the European Commission envision regarding the role that the private sector can play in this scenario?

Our experienced panel will discuss the effect that new practices in agriculture can have in the fight against climate change. And how as a sector we can continue to make farming sustainable, allowing greener agricultural operations to help contribute to the fight against climate change.

This event forms part of our wider pre-COP26 event series of briefings organised in partnership with Bayer, and include two panel debates, focused on the topics of Agriculture and Innovation. We bring different perspectives to the event to stimulate a debate on how different actors and industries can collaborate to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The series of briefings will take place before the COP26 summit in Glasgow to broaden the climate change conversation before the conference.  All panel events in the series will be moderated by former MEP Dan Dalton.

We look forward to inviting you to the Chamber for this exciting event!

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Confirmed Mr Jorge Pinto Antunes

Mr Jorge Pinto Antunes

Member of Cabinet, European Commission
Jorge Pinto Antunes is a Member of Cabinet of Commissioner Wojciechowski (Agriculture) in the European Commission. He has broad and extensive experience in the European Commission, spanning the Environment Directorate-General - where he was responsible for accession negotiations and relations with International Financing Institutions - the Health Directorate General, where he led a team responsible for strategy and the Climate Action Directorate General. Until recently, he was part of the EU Team of Negotiators for the Climate Change Framework Convention. He has academic degrees in “International Relations” and “Environment and Development” from Minho University and Cambridge University.