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Nacka Nov 2020 by Ingemar Pongratz

Greenhouse gas emissions and the agricultural sector

Greenhouse gas emissions and the agricultural sector By Ingemar Pongratz The European Union (EU) has committed itself to become a climate neutral continent by 2050 and the European Commission has launched the European Green Deal, which includes a set of activities aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The roadmap towards becoming and a climate neutral …

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Crete 2020 by Ingemar Pongratz

Innovation in the agricultural sector

Innovation in the agricultural sector By Ingemar Pongratz The future of the agricultural sector in Europe is currently under intense discussion. The important role of agriculture in climate change is clear. Several EU estimates show that agricultural activities represent around 30% of the total production of greenhouse gas emissions. Furthermore, the ongoing corona virus pandemic …

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The Baltic Sea by Ingemar Pongratz

Agricultural soil and Horizon Europe

Agricultural soil and Horizon Europe By Ingemar Pongratz Agriculture in Europe provides considerable economic output. According to Eurostat, this sector contributed with more than 400 billion EUR towards the total value production in the European Union. However, the agricultural sector is under pressure and the number of workers is declining in many European countries. There …

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Opposition to the European Green Deal

.Opposition to the European Green Deal Lack of vision or legitimate concerns? By Ingemar Pongratz The COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping across the world and have revealed a number of shortcomings in several sectors. In Europe, it was clear that the EU was not prepared to address the challenges associated with the COVID pandemic. National governments …

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