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NGOs demand thorough review of the Common Agricultural Policy

Tue, 22/03/2016 - 07:00

More than 100 NGOs have signed a joint letter to the President of the European Commission to demand a review of the European food and farming system.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Is EU’s agriculture policy ‘fit for purpose’?

Fri, 08/01/2016 - 14:37

It has some big promises to live up to in 2016 if it wants the CAP to stay relevant.

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Farming flaws: why 2015 was another poor year for EU agriculture

Mon, 14/12/2015 - 15:08

Greening implementation, policy simplification and farmer protests prove the system is broken.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Why agriculture is the greatest threat to European biodiversity

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 06:20

More than half of European bird species use farmland habitats. So why are Member States calling agriculture the "single greatest threat to biodiversity"?

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Intensive agriculture, Denmark

EU admits failing its own targets for protecting nature

Fri, 02/10/2015 - 11:45

The mid-term review of the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 has today been published by the European Commission – and it shows only limited progress has been made on many of the key targets set at the start of this decade, with a complete failure to address unsustainable agriculture.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Migrant birds losing breeding grounds to poor farm management

Wed, 02/09/2015 - 09:07

Up to 65% of migratory birds depend on farmlands for breeding or for resting and feeding. But unhelpful policies and poor implementation are making their lives difficult.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

What is the solution for financing biodiversity?

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 19:30

The current approach for funding nature has failed entirely and is one of the main reasons that the biodiversity crisis in Europe remains. A new way forward is urgently needed.

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A green reform of the CAP is needed now!

Fri, 13/04/2012 - 09:39

BirdLife Europe, in collaboration with the EEB (European Environmental Bureau), launched a video giving a series of indisputable arguments to green the CAP.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Urgent message from Denmark: "CAP must support sustainable farming"

Wed, 07/03/2012 - 08:18

BirdLife Europe and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) have launched a video highlighting the many problems facing the European agricultural ecosystem.

Europe and Central Asia Denmark Advocating for sustainable agriculture

EU Environment Ministers fail to stand up for nature in face of farm lobby interests

Tue, 03/01/2012 - 09:53

The EU Environment Council conclusions on the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, show the interests of the farm lobby will weaken biodiversity protection.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

CAP disappoints on green hopes

Wed, 12/10/2011 - 12:54

BirdLife is deeply disappointed with the CAP reform proposals that have emerged from the Commission.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Environment Commissioners win a round for biodiversity on Cohesion policy, but harder CAP fight is still in balance

Thu, 06/10/2011 - 14:01

The European Commission has made a timid step forward towards honoring its commitment to integrate biodiversity in its legislative proposal on the Cohesion Policy, one of the two main components of the EU Budget.

Europe and Central Asia

European Court of Auditors puts high quality agri environment in the spotlight, as Commission mulls backtracking on drive for a greener CAP

Tue, 20/09/2011 - 07:36

European Courts of Auditors report highlights importance of agri environment schemes as the European Commission proposals for Common Agriculture policy reform are about to be announced.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

CAP to keep pumping cash into EU’s most environmentally harmful farms, reveals leaked proposal

Mon, 19/09/2011 - 12:28

Environmental NGOs and farmers have condemned leaked plans to greenwash the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

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Farmland birds in Europe fall to lowest levels

Thu, 25/08/2011 - 13:14

Farmland bird populations across Europe are at their lowest levels since records began, new figures reveal.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

EU promises a greener future, but budget stays grey

Thu, 30/06/2011 - 09:30

BirdLife Europe expresses disappointment with the European Commission’s proposal for Europe’s financial commitment after 2013. BirdLife now calls on Member States and the European Parliament to uphold on their environmental commitments and ensure that the EU will gear the next EU Budget towards a green economy.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

EP calls for strong second pillar as part of bigger ask for the overall continuation of agricultural subsidies regardless of their environmental delivery.

Thu, 23/06/2011 - 14:29

Wednesday 23 June, the EP voted the Dess report on ‘The CAP towards 2020; Meeting the food, natural resources and territorial challenges of the future’. Read the reaction of BirdLife Europe on the European Parliament Dess report.

Europe and Central Asia Advocating for sustainable agriculture

Alarm over reports that Barroso is considering cutting most progressive part of Common Agricultural Policy

Wed, 22/06/2011 - 13:49

BirdLife Europe is alarmed by recent reports that Mr. Barroso, the President of the European Commission, is considering scrapping, partially or entirely, the budget of the second pillar (rural development) of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

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