Agriculture

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A win-win for health and environment

The EAT-Lancet Commission calls for a great food transformation that could save 11 million lives a year and mitigate climate change. Though that would require new institutions such as an IPCC for our food system.
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Opportunity to sharpen CAP proposal

For the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) to deliver on environmental and climate goals, policy makers must specify targets and ring-fence funding for green interventions.
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Pastures thrive under solar panels

Solar panels in pastures increased grass feed for sheep and cows by 90 per cent, according to a study done by researchers at Oregon State University.
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Satellite observations reveal ammonia hotspots

Researchers have used daily satellite observations to identify point sources of ammonia emissions over the globe. They found 248 hotspots ...
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Vision of a Common Food Policy for the EU

The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food), propose in a report a new policy architecture for a sustainable food system.
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Potential to cut non-CO2 emissions from farming

Setting a high carbon price for emissions from agriculture combined with changes in dietary preferences could cut methane and nitrous oxide emissions from farming by two-thirds.
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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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