EIT Climate-KIC is to launch an ambitious forestry innovation programme combining bio-economy, conservation and sequestration approaches to help deliver European mitigation targets. Like CSA Booster, the programme will be developed and delivered under EIT Climate-KIC's Sustainable Land Use theme.
Our CSA MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) 'The Future of Farming' developed by the University of Reading on FutureLearn runs again from 5th March 2018. Over 5,000 participants have already taken the course since it launched in January, 2017. It will be made available in French, German and Chinese from 2018.
EIT Climate-KIC's CSA Booster is one of 228 initiatives currently registered on UNEP’s Climate Initiatives Platform.
Agrisource (www.agrisource.org) is Europe's first open innovation platform (OIP) for climate-smart agriculture, developed by CIRAD and INRA, France’s top agricultural research institute and funded by EIT Climate-KIC's flagship programme CSA Booster.
The bioeconomy was the hot topic in Brussels in mid-November. The week saw the publication of two important documents: a review of Europe’s 2012 bioeconomy strategy and a Manifesto on Bioeconomy prepared by a stakeholder panel, on which Director Daniel Zimmer has represented EIT Climate-KIC since May 2016. Daniel is on the Steering Committee of the CSA Booster.
This year, EIT Climate-KIC was proud to partner with YFood to launch a new award to celebrate London innovators who are fundamentally driving positive change in the food ecosystem. It sponsored the YFood Tech Impact 2017 Award as part of the Climate-KIC mission to bring together, inspire and empower a dynamic community to build a zero carbon economy and climate resilient society.
On 30 October 2017, EIT Climate-KIC held its annual Climate Innovation Summit at the Fabbrica del Vapore (Steam Factory) in Milan, Italy. The expert conversations and pitches involved several CSA-related partners and topics including urban food, urban agriculture, forestry and bio-mimicry.
On 26 October 2017, CSA Booster held a webinar exploring policy, business and technology perspectives and practices relating to Alternative Manure Management (AMM). It is the latest in a series of CSA webinars co-hosted by the Californian Department of Food and Agriculture, the University of California - Davis, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the EIT Climate KIC partnership, and Wageningen University and Research.
Last week, EIT Climate-KIC Director Daniel Zimmer attended the 7th meeting of the Bioeconomy Stakeholder Panel which convenes around 29 European organisations engaged different aspects of the bioeconomy in its broadest sense, such as producing biomass from agriculture, forestry, fisheries or converting it into bio-based products.
EIT Climate-KIC supports a new Manifesto for the Bioeconomy launching on 16 November 2017, published by DG Research & Innovation.
What is climate-smart agriculture and why do we need it? Find out with EIT Climate-KIC's free CSA course, from 24 January 2017