EGDC Deployment Guidelines – Workshop for agriculture sector

13 June 2023 | 11:00 - 13:00 CEST

This workshop will bring together developers, providers and buyers/users of digital solutions with the potential to enable a positive net carbon impact* for the Agriculture sector, as well as sustainable finance representatives, sectorial experts and policy makers to gather their insights and co-create the contents of the Deployment Guidelines that will be developed by the European Green Digital Coalition (EGDC) European Parliament Pilot Project.

The Deployment Guidelines will provide recommendations for the Agriculture sector to:

  • Maximise carbon, resource and energy savings via the use of digital solutions,
  • Minimise a solution’s emissions as well as other potential negative impacts on the climate,
  • Define metrics and track them to understand the solutions’ impact,
  • Understand other sustainability impacts of the solutions, e.g., health or social impacts.

* Digital Solutions with the potential to enable a positive net carbon impact are technologies that can help users avoid or reduce climate-harming greenhouse gas emissions, usually through a reduction or avoidance of resource use (e.g. fuel, electricity, raw materials, etc.).

In the Agriculture sector, an example of such digital solution is an electric field robot for weed control that allows for efficient for environmentally conscious farming.

11:00 Welcome & Introduction  
Luis Neves, GeSI CEO, Coordinator of the EGDC

11:10 Overview of the European Commission’s strategy for the Agriculture sector to contribute to the Green Deal objectives
Gijs Schilthuis, Head of Unit for Policy Perspectives, DG AGRI, European Commission

11:20 Practical example: EGDC Case study from the Agriculture sector: Telia-Ekobot autonomous, electric field robot for mechanical weed control
Tomas Täuber, CTO, Ekobot

11:30 Presentation: Deployment guidelines for the Agriculture sector: aims, structure
Phoebe Whittome, Deloitte UK

11:40 Breakout sessions: round 1 
Two breakout sessions running in parallel.

Interactive discussion on “Maximising net carbon impact from the implementation of digital solutions while minimising emissions from the solution itself, as well as rebound effects and other potential negative impact on the climate”

12:05 Plenary presentation
and discussion of the breakout results 

12:15 Breakout sessions: round 2 
Two breakout sessions running in parallel.

      • Session 1: Measuring net carbon impacts: Selecting the most relevant metrics and tracking effectively
      • Session 2: Beyond greenhouse gas emissions: Wider sustainability impacts

12:45 Plenary presentation and discussion of the breakout results

12:55 Wrap-up and next steps