EU countries have been given more freedom than ever to implement national agricultural policies that are more climate and environmentally friendly, as part of the bloc’s new Common and Agricultural Policy (CAP).
But where does Germany stand when it comes to implementing the EU’s plans for a greener agriculture?
The Bundestag already adopted its own laws to implement the CAP ahead of an EU-wide agreement in June.
It is now gearing towards submitting its national strategic plan to the European Commission by the end of the year. The plan will, among other things, showcase how it intends to implement environmental measures of the so-called green architecture.
From biodiversity to climate sinks and eco-regulation: In this Special Report, EURACTIV takes stock of Germany’s plans and unanswered questions.
Farmers and environmentalists are calling on Germany to improve the implementation of the green architecture in the Common Agricultural Policy. But between German elections and looming deadlines, it is unclear whether this can be done on time. EURACTIV Germany reports.
EU farm ministers agreed to a new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in July that favours "greener" farming practices, with terms like "eco-schemes" and environmental "conditionality" taking centre stage during the negotiations. But what does this concretely mean for German agriculture? EURACTIV Germany reports.
Germany must do more to promote the protection of biodiversity when implementing the EU agricultural reform, the European Commission has said. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Although Germany's annual harvest and arable farming report was revised at the end of August to take account of the climate crisis, it still includes changes that remain just 'symbolic politics' for environmentalist NGOs and organic farmers.
The European Commission has highlighted Germany's lack of progress in reducing emissions by implementing the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Industry associations also see current plans as falling short of the mark. EURACTIV Germany reports.