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Conference: Sealing the deal on a greener CAP?

EEB Conference

The European Commission proposals for a new CAP were intended to make this policy greener and fairer. After one and a half years of negotiations the Irish Presidency is willing to find an agreement between the Council and the European Parliament and Commission. At the same time concerns are growing that this new CAP will not only fail to be greener but might even be going backwards in terms of impact on the environment.

The EEB, supported by An Taisce and BirdWatch, is hosting a conference on 10 April 2013 to discuss the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy. This represents a timely opportunity to exchange views on the latest developments in the Parliament and Council with a focus on the key role the Irish Presidency will play in trying to seal the deal and that it will be a tailored platform to debate whether the original purpose and ambition of the reform can still be secured and how.

This conference will also be see the launch of a study EEB commissioned to the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) which assesses the use of equivalence mechanisms for complying with greening requirements under the new CAP.

Presentations

Ralf-Udo Ehlers - IBMA

Richard Howell - Irish Department for Agriculture

Anna Barnett - European Commission

Ariel Brunner - Birdlife Europe

Tom Malleson

Kaley Hart - IEEP

Agnė Prakapienė - Ministry of Agriculture, Lithuania

Sebastian Aldea - HNV farmer

Sabine Taeuber - Umweltrat

Conference Programme

Photos of the conference can be seen here.

The conference report is available here.