EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy fails to integrate biodiversity needs into reformed CAP
On December 19 EU Environment Ministers adopted conclusions on the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020. This involved a compromise decision by the Ministers to remove calls in the Strategy for biodiversity objectives to be integrated into the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
This decision shows how it is national governments that call the shots in EU decision-making, and that their commitments to real progress on halting biodiversity decline are not on the same level as the Environment Commissioner, who clearly is annoyed by the decision.
Please note the press release from the EU Commission: www.europa.eu
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