CAP greening: what are the prospects?

The year 2015 marks the start of implementation of 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.

IEEP has examined the choices made to implement greening in nine Member States and their potential for delivering improved environmental management on farmland in a report for the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), published on 11 November. The report demonstrates that most countries appear not to have used the flexibility permitted in the regulations to increase overall environmental ambition. Rather, they have maximised opportunities for farmers to meet their obligations without making significant changes.

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Source: Institute for European Environmental Policy

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