'The commission's plans offer almost no protection for health, the environment and climate,' said NGO Greenpeace in response (Photo: Stijn te Strake)


Commission bets on states to make farm policy 'green'

The European Commission is leaving it up to member states to propose how much greenhouse gas reductions the EU's agricultural sector should achieve during the next EU budget period (2021-2027).

It is giving national governments the freedom to come up with their own 'strategic plans' in which they explain how they will achieve the overarching European goals of the common agriculture policy (CAP).

However, the common climate goals are worded so broadly that there is no assurance tha...

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