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New Rural Development Plans and the Environment: The Hidden Truth


New Rural Development Plans (RDP) and the Environment: The Hidden Truth



On 8 February 2016, the European Environmental Bureau and BirdLife Europe held a conference on the hidden truth behind new rural development plans and their environmental impact.

The conference took place at the European Economic & Social Committee, Brussels.
 

You can take a look at some of the speakers' presentations here:

Angelo Innamorati
Cécile Fèvre
Christer Agren
Claire McCamphill

Claudia Olazábal
Gregory Tsouris
Neil Darwent
Olga Kikou

Pilar Gumma
Roald Wolters
Trees Robijns


Read our press reaction

 

The EEB and BirdLife Europe carried out a major analysis of the official data on Rural Development - the only analysis of its kind.

The results of this analysis show that not only has the amount of money going to measures which will actually benefit the environment been reduced, but too many of these measures are poorly targeted and will have little real impact when it comes to staving off more biodiversity loss.

While Rural Development funding represents the biggest opportunity for delivering environmental benefits on farmland, unfortunately this potential has not been fully realised.

You can find out more about our analysis of Rural Develoment spending by downloading our factsheets.

SUMMARY FACTSHEETS (by country/region)

EU FACTSHEET

Austria
Estonia
Finland
Ireland
Latvia
Spain - Andalucia

FULL-LENGTH FACTSHEETS (by country/region)

Austria
Estonia
Finland
France PACA
France Rhone-Alpes
Ireland
Italy - Emilia Romagna
Italy - Friuli
Italy - Lombardy
Italy - Piedmont
Italy - Trento
Romania
Latvia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain - Andalucia
Spain - CYL
UK - England

For more info, please contact:

Faustine DEFOSSEZ

Senior Policy Officer: Agriculture and Bioenergy

Tel: +32 (0) 2 790 88 14

 

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