Land users are positive about long-term benefits of sustainable practices26.11.2015 By: European Commission
The costs and benefits of sustainable land management have been collated in a new review. Data from a global archive was analysed for the costs of sustainable practices and technologies and for land users' perceptions of cost–benefit ratios. Most respondents had a positive view of the short-term cost-benefit ratio, and a strongly positive view of the long term. Low upfront costs, long-term planning and security of land tenure were identified as important factors to facilitate these practices.
Seeing the trees for the wood: ensuring carbon sinks work for climate and biodiversity13.11.2015 By: IEEP
There are some subjects in EU environmental policy whose mention is greeted by wise nodding, and not much else. LULUCF is one of these.
CAP greening: what are the prospects?13.11.2015 By: IEEP
The year 2015 marks the first year of implementation for the latest incarnation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Finally agreed at the end of 2013, the new CAP was billed as being greener and fairer, with ‘sustainable management of natural resources and climate action’ one of its three core objectives.
7th EAP Environment Action Programme to 2020 , The new general Union Environment Action Programme to 202012.11.2015 By: European Comission Environment
Through this Environment Action Programme (EAP), the EU has agreed to step up its efforts to protect our natural capital, stimulate resource-efficient, low-carbon growth and innovation, and safeguard people’s health and wellbeing – while respecting the Earth’s natural limits.
Crops for better Soil News
As part of our project’s After LIFE dissemination efforts, Sven Kallen of Transfer Consultancy, together with Mariano Saz and Rosario Rivera of Transati and Montse Escutia of Vida Sana, promoted the layman’s report to several interested parties present at Biofach.
The seminar was organized by the INIAV (Instituto Nacional de investigaçao Agrária e veterinária) in colaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands, in Oeiras, Portugal.
During the last months, the partners of Crops for better soil project have developed a plan to continue efforts of communication and dissemination of results.