Published Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Greening the CAP: Delivering Environmental Outcomes through Pillar One 

As a contribution to the debate on the design of the future CAP, this paper focuses on the European Commission’s current proposals for ‘greening’ Pillar 1 and considers the ways in which a substantive ‘greening’ could be achieved in practice, while delivering the European Commission’s objective of improving environmental outcomes across most of the EU farmed landscape. It concludes with a series of conditions that need to be met if the forthcoming legislative proposals on the CAP are to maximize their potential for delivering environmental outcomes through Pillar 1.