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CAP fails to target emission sources

Greenhouse gas emissions from farming in the EU are on the rise, while the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) fails to deliver climate action, according to a new “fitness check”.
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Editorial: Steps to climate action

A few weeks ago the European Commission presented a communication on “The Future of Food and Farming”, which is one of the first stepping stones in a long CAP reform ...
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More flexibility risks further erosion of sustainability ambitions

Direct payments will remain the core of the budget, “greening” will be abolished and member states will get more power, as the Commission points out the future direction for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
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US expert panel calls for ammonia-based NAAQS

Members of the US Environment Protection Agency’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) examining the ecological effects of nitrogen oxides, 
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New report: Nordic diet can reduce emissions

A new report from AirClim, “Future Nordic Diets”, explores the subject of sustainable diets and the impact they could have on greenhouse gas and nitrogen emissions.
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Why agriculture fails to take climate action

Abolish harmful support and subsidies, differentiate policy and communicate on-farm benefits, are some of the recommendations in a new report from OECD.
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CAP not fit for purpose

Normally the European Commission conducts fitness checks on current policy to ensure that it delivers what it what it was designed for.
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Grass-fed cattle not a climate solution

Whether grass-fed beef is good or bad for the climate is the focus of a new report from the Food Climate Research Network, entitled “Grazed and Confused?”.
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11% higher methane emissions from livestock

New estimates of methane emissions from livestock are 11 per cent higher than figures obtained using established methods for calculations based on the IPCC 2006 emission factors.
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New regulation for organic farming

On 28 June the European Parliament and member states reached a preliminary agreement on new regulations for labelling of organic farming ..
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