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RE-PEAT We(t)binar on the Common Agricultural Policy
September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Join RE-PEAT – a youth-led advoacy group for peatlands focusing on collaboration, re-imagining and education – for a We(t)binar about the EU’s post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) decision.
The webinar will discuss the role of peatlands in the CAP, the future of drainage-based agriculture in the EU, and the EU’s global peatland responsibility. It will experiment with a new form of youth lobbying, one that approaches political decisions in plurality and care, creativity and collectivity.
And presenting “The Peat Anthology” – a collection of poems, letters, stories, drawings and images addressed to the Members of European Parliament demonstrating the value of peatlands in Europe and around the world. The 40 contributors include peatland scientist Hans Joosten, dutch farmers collective Wijland, eco-poet and writer Elizabeth-Jane Burnett, archeology graduate John Lind, Irish peatland photographer Tina Claffey, and contemporary artist Gavin Turk.
With UK agricultural policies post-Brexit being shortly decided upon, and a RE-PEAT Peat Anthology in the works aimed at influencing these policies as well, this event is relevant & the ideas applicable for those in the UK as well – especially due to the large peatland presence in the UK.
The timetable of the event is as follows:
18.00-18.10 Welcome and introduction to RE-PEAT
18.10-18.20 Peatlands & Peat in the CAP
18.20-18.30 Discussion on youth lobbying as activism
18.30-18.55 Introducing the Peat Anthology and reading 4 contributions
18.55-19.15 Time for questions
With UK agricultural policies post-Brexit being shortly decided upon, and a RE-PEAT Peat Anthology in the works aimed at influencing these policies as well, this event is relevant to the UK as well – especially due to the large peatland presence in the UK.
Webinar link: https://youtu.be/L2HdYAf1XZk