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 on the hidden truth behind new rural development plans and their environmental impact.
The conference took place at the European Economic & Social Committee, Brussels.
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.
FULL-LENGTH FACTSHEETS (by country/region)