There will be a series of panel discussions during the Congress. These are always in the evening and are open to the interested public.
How can small farmers work in a sustainable way? Possibilities of sustainable production und living
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
7.00 – 8.30 PM
The current agricultural industries are structured through big companies, large monocultures and industrialiesed harvesting mechanisms. It can only survive by using huge amounts of pesdicides and eventually GMOs. Small scale agriculture show the benefits of small farming in order to agroindustry.
How can farmers survive in an ecological, non-industrial way? What are the advantages of small farmers torwards GMO- and industrialised farming? Can small famers nourish worlds population?
Maren Kneller, German Federal Ministry for Development and Economic Cooperation
Armin Paasch, Misereor
Benedikt Härlin, Zukunftsstiftung Landwirtschaft / Foundation on Future Farming
Facilitation: Ute Straub, Referentin Internationaler Agrarhandel, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
Is it possible to green our economy or do we rather need system change?
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
8.00 – 9.30 pm
Do we need an ecological or a completely different system?
What would be a Global Green New Deal?
Is there new model for world economy and world society?
What kind of system would be needed and would be appropriate in order to deal with current world-challenges?
Brigitte Mahnkopf, Professor for Political Science / attac Germany
Facilitation: N.N. (GYG)
Green New Deal
Thursday, August 12, 2010
8.00 – 9.30 pm
Event by the Green Group in the European Parliament
Reinhard Bütikofer, MEP