Environment and Conservation
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To realise the goals of the Paris Agreement, the European Commission has unveiled that it will generate €9 billion in development aid for climate change actions over the next three years, of which €3 billion will support sustainable agriculture, rural development and agri-businesses.
The European Parliament and the Council have agreed on a new Regulation to monitor emission reductions in the EU’s agriculture and forestry sectors, explicitly excluding farmers from the new accounting and reporting obligations.
The European Union and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have pledged to assign more than €500 million to agricultural research and innovation over the next three years (2018-2020), launching a major collaboration effort between the world’s largest development donor and the main private philanthropic organisation to combat climate change in developing countries.
The Commission’s Communication on the post-2020 CAP reform does not adequately address the issues of farming incomes, rural depopulation and generational renewal, according to ComAgri President Czesław Siekierski, who has further criticised the lack of intervention measures foreseen under the proposals to tackle future price disturbances on agricultural markets.
The European Parliament has adopted the agricultural aspects of the Omnibus regulation, which will introduce new rules aimed at simplifying the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy from January 2018 onwards, as the Council is expected to greenlight the proposals at its meeting this evening.
Despite expenditure of €12 billion per year, greening has been largely ineffective in benefiting the environment and climate, as it has led to limited changes in farming practices while adding more complexity to the direct payments system, EU auditors have found.
Managing human behaviour, enhanced international cooperation and more scientific research have been singled out as crucial elements to eradicate African Swine Fever (ASF) from the EU.
The latest warning that meat could be taxed to tackle climate change was made this week in a report to investors holding $4 trillion of assets.
The Commission is aiming to shorten the ratification process of the Economic Partnership Agreement with Japan to have the deal enter into force by early 2019.
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