Policy experts have called for changes to proposed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reforms to make it greener.
A study by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) thinktank, funded by the NABU biodiversity campaign group, said that “efforts to date to green the CAP have not been sufficient to outweigh the damage being done to biodiversity, water quality, soils and air quality”.
The report, authored by IEEP’s Kaley Hart and Faustine Bas-Defossez, sets out 30 recommendations for legislators to amend the European Commission’s post-2020 CAP proposals published in June. It calls for the EU to ensure the CAP is presents a “genuine performance-based approach” and to hold member states accountable for meeting its objectives.
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