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Consultation on CAP reform
The European Commission has launched a major online Public Consultation on the future of the common agriculural policy (CAP) which runs until 2 May 2017. Speaking at a press conference, EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan said recent developments such as the Paris deal on climate change justify discussing CAP reform only four years after the last wave of changes.
Welcoming this public consultation, EEB EU Policy Director Pieter de Pous said: “This is an excellent opportunity to show the European Commission that a fundamental CAP reform is urgently needed. We can’t simply tinker round the edges and make small cosmetic changes to the policy this time. Most of the CAP budget supports the farms that pollute the most. We need broad participation in this consultation to highlight that the current agricultural policy is inadequate for today’s societal challenges.”
Together with Bird Life and WWF, the EEB has launched “the Living Land” campaign with the aim to unite organisations and concerned citizens and encourage them to respond to the consultation
The results of the public consultation will be published online and presented by Commissioner Hogan at a conference in Brussels in July 2017.
The consultation: https://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/consultations/cap-modernising/2017_en
The Living Land campaign: https://www.living-land.org/