# 15 Berlin Climate Conference: Of cows and lapwing – How EU agricultural policy threatens biodiversity

At # 15 Berlin Climate Talk we talk about how climate and biodiversity are related and how the latter is threatened by the current agricultural policy of the EU.

From a global perspective, the intensification of land use and the climate crisis are the two main reasons for the enormous decline in biological diversity. The climate crisis and the loss of species, habitats and ecosystems are therefore closely linked and need joint solutions. This is exemplified in agriculture.

Central in this area is the national implementation of the so-called Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the EU. The negotiations on a reform of the CAP at the end of 2020 brought a disappointing result for nature and environmentalists. Now more than ever it depends on the implementation in Germany.

Information about the event

The “Berlin Kimage Talks” are a series of dialogues on climate policy, organized by the Climate Alliance Germany.

At # 15 Berlin Climate Talk, we bring together experts from civil society, politics, science and practice. How can agricultural policy in this country go hand in hand with ambitious goals for species and nature conservation and make a contribution to climate protection? We look forward to the discussion with you – and with the following guests:

  • Elisabeth Fresen, Federal Chairwoman of the Working Group on Farming Agriculture
  • Christoph Heinrich, Director of Nature Conservation at the WWF
  • Dr. Jens Jetzkowitz, Research Associate Biodiversity Policy at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
  • Dr. Wolfgang Zornbach, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

Moderation: Magdalena Grundmann

With inputs from our membership: Bioland, Germanwatch, KLJB
In cooperation with the following members of the Climate Alliance Germany: AbL, Bioland, BUND, EJF, Germanwatch, KLJB, NAJU, WWF

  • Date: January 28, 2021, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Location: digital – Please register here.

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The Berlin climate talks are organized by the Climate Alliance Germany. You can find more information about the event here.

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