Europe and Central Asia

10 tests for a Green Deal compatible farming policy

 

 

On 25 June 2021, after very long negotiations, European leaders agreed upon a new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP - the EU’s farming subsidies program), until 2027. They hailed it as a success, claiming the CAP would provide a sustainable future for all.

Is this true? No. Not even close. In fact, the CAP massively funds nature destruction - it's a disaster.

In partnership with the European Environmental Bureau and Greenpeace, we have put the new CAP through 10 tests to see how it measures up to the European Green Deal.

Read our analysis to learn how the new CAP performs on protecting carbon sinks, funding intensive livestock farming, greenwashing, and more.