The recent drive for sustainability has seen the emergence of a number of new terminologies, including agroecology, agroforestry and urban farming.
The adoption of these new notions into the sustainability discourse has been rapid and has sometimes made new concepts difficult to grasp.
If you have ever felt lost in the sea of sustainable terminologies, EURACTIV sheds light on some of the key emerging themes in this Special Report.
In a clear nod to the strategic importance of agroforestry, the term has now cropped up in both the European Green Deal, the European Commission's roadmap for making Europe the first climate neutral continent by 2050, and the EU’s flagship new food policy, the Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy.
Despite being taken into consideration only slightly in the EU's current farming subsidies programme, Conservation Agriculture is set to play a central role in the green architecture of the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
The concept of soil carbon sequestration, a cornerstone of regenerative farming, is regaining strength as a key measure in both climate mitigation and adaptation.
As the World Summit on Biodiversity opens on Wednesday (30 September), new measures to halt its decline are being discussed, including the concept of payments for environmental services, which is currently widely debated in France and Europe. EURACTIV France reports.
Large cities offer millions of square meters of unused roof space. Why aren't they being converted to cultivate crops? The potential seems enormous, but "urban farming" is still in its infancy. EURACTIV Germany reports.