The EU Green Deal and the recent revision of the EU climate target by 2030 call for an ambitious transformation of the European food system. Yet, the socio-economic costs of such a transformation are generally deemed to be too high for food chain actors; and the way in which the various environmental issues at stake (biodiversity, climate, health and natural resources) can be addressed jointly raises question.
In this context, IDDRI has developed an innovative methodological approach, which combines biophysical and socio-economic modelling in order: (i) to understand the structural changes at play in the transition; (ii) to assess their impact on four challenges: agricultural employment and income, employment in the agri-food sector, food, and biodiversity; and (iii) to identify the political conditions for a just transition.

This webinar presented the key findings of a study that has applied this approach to the French food system; it then gived the floor to key stakeholders of the EU food system to discuss the policy implications of the study.


  • Emmanuel Faber,  OP2B Chairman and Danone former Chairman & CEO 
  • Tassos Haniotis, Director, DG Agriculture, European Commission. 
  • Christiane Lambert, President, COPA-COGECA (European Farmers-European agri-cooperatives)
  • Jan Plagge, President, International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)