Report & Recommendations following the meeting on 27 November 2020
Opening its virtual meeting on 27 November 2020, the chairman, José Silva Rodriguez, said the focus had been set on the meat sector, because of its multifaceted role in the economy, ecology, and health; on the Green Deal and ongoing CAP reform discussions, because of persistent questions about their compatibility; and on the forestry policy strategy post-2020. The chairman expressed his pleasure that the vast majority of HLG members were virtually present, hoping that a real meeting would be possible soon again.
The tripartite, independent High Level Group on Biosphere Economy Innovation continued to ‘think-outside-the-box’ on how to innovate agriculture and forestry policy in the EU. This task was given to these temporary think tanks, set up following an initiative in the Competitiveness Council. The High Level Groups are an ‘open innovation’ approach between governments, business, and academia, to inject innovative policy ideas into the EU system.