Kaley Hart

Senior Fellow and Head of Agriculture and Land Management Programme

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7340 2681

Specialist Subjects:

agri-environment policy, CAP reform, EU rural development policy, climate change and resource efficiency in relation to land use, land use and land management


Kaley joined IEEP in October 2007. She specialises in European policies which impact on the rural environment, and has a good understanding of the implementation and impacts of these policies across the 28 Member States of the European Union. She is an experienced project manager of large multi-partner projects, leading research studies and policy evaluations which focus on the integration of environmental considerations into European and national agricultural and rural development policies. She is actively involved in debates surrounding the future of the CAP and work to develop a longer term rationale for agricultural policy, including developing policy measures that are oriented towards the delivery of public goods. She also has experience of communications and outreach work.

Prior to joining the Institute she worked at Natural England and the Countryside Agency as a Senior Specialist on land management policy, focusing on rural development and agri-environment policy in the UK and Europe and before that at CPRE as their Rural Policy Officer and as a Research Assistant at Kings College and Wye College, University of London.

IEEP Publications & Articles by Kaley HartDate
  • The consequences of climate change for EU Agriculture: Follow up to the COP21 UN Climate Change conference

    With its potential to reduce GHG emissions and increase CO2 removals, agriculture has a key role to play in the EU’s climate mitigation efforts, yet Member State action is lacking. As pressure on the sector to act increases, the development of a 2050 low-carbon and resilience roadmap for European agriculture would be one step towards putting the sector on a more ambitious trajectory towards the transformation required to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

    31 May 2017
  • Agriculture and its role in meeting the EU’s climate commitments

    Sector far from reaching its climate mitigation potential, with Member States placing more emphasis on climate adaptation

    31 May 2017
  • Learning the lessons from CAP greening

    What is the most cost-effective way to encourage basic environmental management across the farmed countryside in the EU-28? Learning from experience to date in greening Pillar 1 of the CAP, this report considers a range of options to increase the environmental added value from greening.

    20 Apr 2016
  • Land suitability assessments for bioenergy feedstocks in the EU – a review of data sources

    Current data availability is inadequate to undertake a detailed national or European level study of land areas that are underutilised and could be considered available for bioenergy production within the EU.

    29 Jan 2016
  • CAP greening: what are its environmental prospects?

    A significant injection of money was agreed for ‘green’ farming practices under the recent CAP reform. This report examines the environmental impact these measures are likely to have on the ground and concludes that Member States’ implementation choices appear to have much diminished the chances of the greening measures delivering significant additional environmental benefits.

    13 Nov 2015
  • Tracking biodiversity expenditure in the EU budget

    The European Commission is in the process of developing a methodology to track biodiversity related expenditure in the EU budget. This effort is similar to the parallel process for tracking ...

    29 Jun 2015
  • Results-based agri-environment schemes: new report and guidance handbook available

    Are you interested in developing and implementing a results-based payment scheme for farmland biodiversity? Together with experts from across Europe, IEEP has produced a range of useful resources to guide the future development of results-based agri-environment schemes in the EU and beyond.

    05 Jun 2015
  • Assessing Scotland’s progress on the environmental agenda

    How much progress is Scotland making on the environmental agenda? Can Scotland fulfill its growing aspirations to become an environmental front runner in Europe? This new report explores these questions in relation to the farmed environment, Marine Protection Areas and climate mitigation.

    21 Oct 2013
  • Land as an Environmental Resource

    How can we meet the different and often conflicting demands we make on our limited supply of rural land in Europe? A more strategic approach to the way in which land is used is needed than has been the case in the past. This report for DG Environment looks at the data, the challenges and the policy options for Europe.

    01 May 2013
  • A greener CAP: still within reach?

    The greening of the CAP hangs in the balance in the final negotiations; a synthesis of key issues and requirements.

    29 Apr 2013