• 5 June 2020
  • 14:00-15:30

Incentives for a green economy – new means to promote sustainable production methods

Nature is the basis for our existence, for food security and economic activity in general. And yet it is facing ever more pressure from human intervention: intensive agriculture and unregulated fishing, deforestation and mining are increasingly threatening natural resources. This trend needs to be halted, which is only possible if the economy becomes „green“ and agriculture more sustainable. That, however, requires the right impulses and a lot of capital. The discussion in this session circles around the question if and how public funds could be used to promote sustainable production patterns. What should incentives look like? Are there effective tools available? Where are possible pain points? Representatives from NGOs, the private and the public sector will have a critical look at these and related issues.

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