Agriculture

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Livestock sector must contract

Numbers of farm animals in the European Union are not within a “safe operating space” for the climate and nitrogen, states a new report from the RISE foundation.
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EU auditors critical of CAP proposal

The proposed reform of the Common Agricultural Policy after 2020 falls short of the EU’s ambitions for a greener and more robust performance-based approach ...
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Member states to set the bottom floor

The climate and environment are central objectives in the new CAP proposal, but more flexibility for member states risks undermining delivery on the ground.
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Three easy apples to pick

Some types of change require long-term planning, new institutions, educating a new generation etc. Other things are so easy to do that they should have been implemented yesterday.
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EU livestock numbers are too high

“What is the Safe Operating Space for EU livestock?” is the question at issue and the title of a new report from the Rise Foundation. Their preliminary analysis shows that the numbers of farm animals in Europe ...
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EU subsidises most-polluting farms

Over half of Europe’s most-polluting livestock farms receive CAP payments, as revealed in a new study from Greenpeace.
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Nitrogen still pollutes European waters

Nitrogen overload continues to be a problem in European water bodies and aquifers, according to a new report from the EU commission with the aim of evaluating the implementation
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Savings threat to a more sustainable agriculture

Less funding for environmental measures and increased flexibility for member states are bleak, but likely expectations of a post-2020 Common Agriculural Policy (CAP).
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Increased emissions from German farms

German greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture reached a low in 2007, at 62 million tonnes CO2e, and have since then increased to 65.5 million tonnes, according to a report ...
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Concern over ammmonia in Northern Ireland

Ammonia has received some newly awakened attention in Northern Ireland, after a report “Making Ammonia Visible” was published in December by a working group commissioned ...
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