Dave Keating

Agrifood 27-01-2022

Farm to Fork Strategy – What are the policy instruments needed to reach the targets?

Rewatch this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to find out what we still do not know about the impact of the EU’s Farm to Fork strategy on farmers, consumers, and the environment. And what policy instruments will be needed to reach the targets?

Recycling of packaging waste: the collection conundrum

The EU has a goal to increase packaging waste recycling, but reaching it will depend on whether local authorities increase and improve collection.

Can packaging become climate-neutral?

Paper, plastic, tin or glass? As the European Commission readies a revision of the packaging and packaging waste directive, research highlights the positives and negatives of various packaging types.
Agrifood 14-12-2021

Media Partnership – How clean are Europe’s food supply chains? The case of Spanish pork

You can watch and find out about the findings from Open Society European Policy Institute’s new report, How clean are Europe’s food supply chains? The myths fuelling the massive growth of Spain’s pork industry, which seeks to uncover the environmental and human rights impact of industrialised meat production in the EU.
Transport 09-12-2021

Underlying analysis for EU legislation – Do climate models support the Commission’s policy choices?

Rewatch this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to find out about the Commission's Impact Assessment for the transport sector in the latest climate package. If modelling data is seen to contradict real world data, what are the consequences? And who is responsible for ensuring that modelling assumptions evolve with real-world data, technology advances and the actual provisions of EU laws?

EU taxonomy for sustainable activities – Should nuclear energy be left out?

Rewatch this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to find out about the EU taxonomy for sustainable activities, and whether nuclear energy should continue to be excluded.
Agrifood 06-12-2021

Between Farm and Fork: The role of innovative ingredients and food technology in achieving F2F objectives

Rewatch this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to find out how, through science-driven innovation, it will be possible to keep creating future-proof food and drink products responding to varied and evolving consumer demands while being safe, convenient and enjoyable for all.
Agrifood 26-11-2021

Media Partnership – Cooperativism and the ESG Agenda

In this event, the Organization of Brazilian Cooperatives discussed how to make a successful story for small producers in the international market, while a representative of the country Ministry for Agriculture delivered the country efforts to enhance this phenomenon from a legislative perspective.
Non-discrimination 17-11-2021

Discrimination in Europe in times of COVID – How to combat it?

Discrimination in Europe is a topic high on the agenda of European leaders and policymakers. But despite all the legislation and policy aimed at its prevention, questions remain as to whether these laws and rules are being applied effectively.

On packaging recycling, EU aims to close the loop

Not all recycling is equal. As the European Commission prepares to revise the EU's packaging waste directive, policymakers want to remove degradation and waste from the process.
Climate change 10-11-2021

Challenge of greening agri-food system is ‘absolutely massive’, industry says

As world nations gather in Glasgow for the COP26 climate summit, efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of the food and drink industry – a vital sector of the economy – are a central part of the conversation.

Closed loop recycling in Europe: What helps and what hinders?

The new EU Circular Economy Action Plan is one of the main building blocks of the European Green Deal for a climate-neutral, resource-efficient and competitive economy.
Agrifood 26-10-2021

Concrete measures for the food industry to go carbon-neutral

With the climate emergency at the top of the EU agenda and efforts due to intensify at COP 26 in November to implement the UN SDGs to fight climate change, concrete steps need to be established to rapidly reduce carbon emissions.

Media Partnership – The road to COP26: what is the role of biofuels?

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), of all direct CO2 emissions from fuel combustion, transportation accounts for 24%.
Agrifood 08-07-2021

The role of science in sustainable food and how to communicate it

We all know we must transition towards more sustainable food systems while maintaining food safety, and that science has a key role to play in this transition.
Agrifood 05-07-2021

Data-driven actions as the key to deliver sustainability in the EU dairy sector?

The current EU agri-food model is going through radical change. The need to feed a growing population sustainably and protect biodiversity is putting demands on the industry like never before.
Biofuels 25-06-2021

Fit for purpose? The role of renewable fuels on the road to 2030 and beyond

As part of its EU Green Deal legislative roadmap, the European Commission will propose sweeping new energy and climate legislation aimed at reducing emissions by 55% by 2030.
Agrifood 22-06-2021

EC study on new genomic techniques – What’s next?

The use of gene-editing technologies in plants has come under increased scrutiny in the EU over the past few years, following the 2018 European Court of Justice ruling that gene-edited organisms should fall, in principle, under the EU’s GMO directive....
Agrifood 09-06-2021

Media Partnership – The European Green Deal: How does the German Mineral Water Sector Contribute?

The European Green Deal affects sectors of the European economy in different ways and poses a major challenge.
Circular materials 07-06-2021

Germany’s pioneering bottle deposit scheme has lessons for the EU

Ten EU member states are planning to switch to deposit schemes for beverage container recycling in order to meet new Green Deal requirements. Germany has 20 years of experiencing in operating the world’s largest such scheme.
Energy 27-05-2021

Baku Olympic Stadium: newer can mean greener

Azerbaijan’s host site for the Euro 2020 football cup was built for an Olympic Games that never was. Now it’s preparing for the biggest event it’s hosted so far.
Energy 26-05-2021

Wembley Arena: an old stadium with a new, green vision

Wembley is one of the older arenas hosting Euro 2020 matches. Can a legacy venue reduce its environmental impact as well as a newer one?
Energy 25-05-2021

UEFA director: ‘It is important for us to show leadership in greening football’

Even with its unique pan-European nature and reductions in fan travel due to the pandemic, Euro 2020 would have been the most environmentally conscious Euro tournament yet, says Michele Uva. And Euro 2024 in Germany will be “the most sustainable tournament ever,” he assures.
Energy 24-05-2021

Will this year’s Euro cup have lessons for football’s climate impacts?

There are many things that football stadiums can do to reduce their environmental impact. But in an international tournament system, reducing emissions is inevitably difficult.