All articles by Timo Landenberger

BECCS: negative emissions and the dispute over the role of biomass
To achieve the climate neutrality goal, the removal of CO2 from the air is indispensable. However, while the natural sinking capacity of forests and the like has been declining for years, technical solutions remain controversial. One way to combine the two: BECCS – bio energy with carbon capture and storage. But here, too, opinions are divided. continue reading →
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Food security: Özdemir wants to boost wheat production
German Agriculture Minister Cem Özdemir (Greens) now wants to take measures to safeguard grain production after all, in response to the impact of the Ukraine war on the global supply situation. This was announced by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) on Wednesday. However, the German government still wants to forego the option granted […] continue reading →
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Food crisis: Germany’s special path in agricultural policy
The war in Ukraine has significantly exacerbated the crisis on the global food market. The EU Commission wants to remedy the situation and, among other things, temporarily allow the agricultural use of ecological fallow land. Almost all EU countries are making use of this. Germany is not one of them. This is met with criticism. continue reading →
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Energy crisis and embargoes: why fertilizers are becoming increasingly scarce
Since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, the cost of fertilizers has skyrocketed. Russia is one of the most important exporting countries on the world market. The price development is putting enormous pressure on European agriculture and could have an impact on food supplies. continue reading →
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Hans Jürgen Kerkhoff: ‘In terms of CO2 reduction, the steel sector is a low-hanging fruit’
High energy prices and a possible gas supply freeze are causing problems for the steel industry. This also has an impact on the green transformation, says Hans Jürgen Kerkhoff. In an interview with Manuel Berkel and Timo Landenberger, the President of the German Steel Federation talks about converting production to hydrogen, calls for more dynamism from policymakers and an adjustment of plans for emissions trading and border adjustment. continue reading →
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Food security: the dispute over EU nature conservation laws
Due to the war in Ukraine and in order not to endanger food security in the EU, the Commission has postponed the presentation of two nature conservation laws in the agricultural sector. However, the new date is already June 22, and the short-term postponement has caused irritation. Meanwhile, the organic sector is pushing for the enforcement of the pesticide regulation in particular. continue reading →
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Food security: Özdemir warns against undermining climate protection
At a debate of the EU Agriculture Council on food security, German Agriculture Minister Cem Özdemir warned against undermining the level of ambition of the Common European Agricultural Policy (CAP) regarding biodiversity and climate protection. “Let’s avoid skipping complex political discussions simply on the grounds of war,” the Green politician said on Thursday in Luxembourg. […] continue reading →
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Carbon sinks: Agriculture Council criticizes Commission plans
Strengthening natural carbon sinks is an important part of efforts to achieve EU climate targets. On Thursday, the Council of Agriculture Ministers scrutinized the Commission's proposed revamp of the so-called LULUCF Regulation and a number of concerns came to light. continue reading →
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EU holds out prospect of more support for Ukraine
The Europeans want to increase their support for Ukraine. On Sunday, EU Council President Charles Michel said at the Munich Security Conference that he had called for a donor conference for the country. A package worth €1.2 billion had already been put together. Ukraine should also be brought closer to the European Union. Russia is […] continue reading →
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