September, 2020

17sep6:00 pm7:15 pmRE-PEAT We(t)binar on the CAPPeatlands, Agriculture, Paludiculture & Youth Advocacy Organiser: RE-PEAT Event Type:Webinar & TalksTheme:Food & Agriculture,Nature & Biodiversity

Event Details

Join RE-PEAT – a youth-led advoacy group for peatlands focusing on collaboration, re-imagining and education –  on the 17th of September at 7pm (CEST) / 6pm (BST) for a We(t)binar about the EU’s post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) decision.

During this webinar we will discuss the role of peatlands in the CAP, what the future of drainage-based agriculture is in the EU, and what the peatland responsibility of the EU is globally.

We will also be presenting for the first time RE-PEAT’s latest project entitled “The Peat Anthology”. This is a collection of poems, letters, stories, drawings and images addressed to the Members of European Parliament and other key EU decision-makers. The wide array of creative and highly intimate contributions contained in the Peat Anthology demonstrate the value of peatlands in Europe, as well as around the world. Of the 40 contributions included in the Anthology, are; esteemed 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.

During this event we experiment with a new form of youth lobbying, one that approaches political decisions in plurality and care, creativity and collectivity. We invite a wide audience to interact with this process and help us co-create a peatland paradigm* shift.

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:
19.00-19.10 Welcome and introduction to RE-PEAT
19.10-19.20 Peatlands & Peat in the CAP
19.20-19.30 Discussion on youth lobbying as activism
19.30-19.55 Introducing the Peat Anthology and reading 4 contributions
19.55-20.15 Time for questions

Here is the link: https://youtu.be/L2HdYAf1XZk

*RE-PEAT’s definition of the peatland paradigm shift:
“A peatland paradigm shift is radically inclusive and respectful, it is both active and pensive, and it is re-generative. It asks us to re-assess our realities, and re-visit our ancestries, to re-gain a connection to the soil and to the water. It asks us to re-imagine space, time and what it means to be alive.”

Time

(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

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