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CAP Greening Group: Discussion Paper

CAP Greening Group: Discussion Paper

Friday, February 2, 2018

ISBN: 9781788515665

A paper produced by the CAP Greening Group, chaired by Professor Russel Griggs. The paper develops high level principles that could produce a way forward for greening beyond the context of the current CAP.

Executive Summary

The paper sets out the remit of the CAP Greening Group, the close links between farming and the environment, and the measures within the current CAP which are designed to address environmental problems and encourage and support responsible agriculture.

It then looks ahead to future policy and mechanisms which could support more environmentally sustainable farming and the delivery of public goods. These include: maintaining environmental standards; targeting support to achieve outcomes; a tiered system of payments; enhancing knowledge; supporting co-operation/collaboration; and monitoring and evaluation of outcomes.