Excerpt:In this study, the authors analyse how three scenarios involving different levels of harmonisation of common agricultural policy (CAP) decoupled payments in the EU affect the distribution of farm income across regions and farm types. They use the farm type extension of the common agricultural policy impact (CAPRI) model. ...
Belpasso International Summer School on Environmental Economics "Sustainable Development: Theory and Measurement Methods"
Excerpt:The School is hosted in the city of Belpasso, in the Province of Catania, Sicily, Italy and take places take place from 2-8 September, 2012. This year, the School's topic is "Sustainable Development: Theory and Measurement Methods".
Excerpt:A new report by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, in collaboration with Wageningen University & Research Centre, entitled "Greening the Common Agricultural Policy: impacts on farmland biodiversity on an EU scale" finds that a greener EU agricultural policy would positively affect biodiversity in farmland.
Excerpt:On 12/10/2011 the European Commission presented a set of legal proposals designed to make the CAP a more effective policy for a more competitive and sustainable agriculture and vibrant rural areas. The legal proposals are accompanied by an impact assessment that evaluates alternative scenarios for the evolution of the policy.
Excerpt:This report provides an overview of the main characteristics and structure of the current Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and its developments in the last 25 years in a changing environment within and outside the EU.
Excerpt:The European Commission has decided to use a consumption-to-GDP ratio as the lead indicator for measuring resource efficiency. This is a first step as part of the overall roadmap towards a more resource efficient Europe which will be complemented by other measures at a later point. ...
Excerpt:Addressing the effectiveness of agri-environmental measures, a recent report by the European Court of Auditors comes to the conclusion that the objectives of agri-environmental payments are not sufficiently specific to assess whether they have been achieved. ...
Excerpt:The agriculture committee of the European Parliament has called for greener agriculture in Europe. It expressed its view that in order to enhance its legitimacy among taxpayers, the CAP should be "equipped to provide food security and environmental protection, create new jobs and provide renewable energy". ...
Excerpt:At this conference the problems facing our agricultural sector to deliver food and environmental security in Europe and beyond will be discussed.