At the occasion of the EU Green Week 2022, which focuses on the European Green Deal, the GO-GRASS project organised a Partner Event focusing on the potential of grasslands for carbon sequestration and its benefits for biodiversity, climate neutrality, circular economy and water quality.
The event was the occasion for over 50 participants to discover opportunities for rural areas and new markets arising from grassland valorisation and circular grass-based business models. This interactive online event offered participants insightful discussions on policy and regulatory frameworks for grassland valorisation, technologies and solutions for carbon sequestration provided by grassland.
This online event also presented best practices and key resources that are fostering the deployment of carbon farming linked to sustainable grassland management practices and circular agro-food systems in Europe.
Among the takeaways, the experts pointed out that land use change from cropland to grassland is an opportunity to store carbon for decades, and that supportive and suitable business environments are key to revitalise rural areas.
If you missed the event or would like to dig deeper into the topic, you can find the full recording below:
WATCH The WEBINAR
Explore various best practices, policy recommendations and innovative technologies to exploit the potential of grasslands for carbon removals through this webinar:
To learn more, the slides presented by the speakers are available below:
- MARIA ROSA MOSQUERA (University of Santiago de Compostela): EU eco-schemes incentivising grassland agroecological practices
- UFFE JØRGENSEN (Aarhus University): The ecosystem services provided by grassland – soil carbon storage, reduced nutrient losses, reduced pesticide use, and increased biodiversity
- PHILIPP GRUNDMANN (ATB – Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy): How circular grass-based business models are revitalising rural areas in the EU?
- PAUL NEWELL-PRICE (ADAS): SUPER-G Sustainable Permanent Grassland
- PIRET NOUKAS (European Commission): How GO-GRASS is relevant and valuable for the EU greener future
- NATHALIE BARGUES (Greenovate! Europe): GO-GRASS: White Paper for grassland opportunities