Around 21% of the EU’s total surface area is covered by grassland, which makes grassland management a relevant activity for the maintenance of agro-ecosystems and rural economies. However, most of this resource is mostly left unused. To unlock this potential, the Horizon 2020 GO-GRASS project is supporting the production of sustainable grass-based products replacing existing fossil-based alternatives, such as fertilisers or plastic-packaging.
At the occasion of the EU Green Week 2022, which focuses on the European Green Deal, this webinar will shed light on how increased grasslands and carbon sequestration are delivering benefits for biodiversity, climate neutrality, circular economy and water quality.
This online event will present practices and resources that can foster the deployment of carbon farming linked to sustainable grassland management practices and circular agro-food systems in Europe. Here you can find the agenda.
time: June 1st, 2022 2-4 pm
The online event will provide a chance for entrepreneurs, farmer organisations, policy makers, researchers, rural networks and other European and local stakeholders, to discover circular grass-based business models with high replication potential and solutions for carbon removals.
The GO-GRASS project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°862674. This event is organised by ATB (Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering), Greenovate! Europe, ESCI (European Science Communication Institute) and the GO-GRASS consortium as a Partner Event of EU Green Week 2022.