The CAP is one of the instruments with the highest potential in influencing farming practices and their climate delivery – but is the EU keeping good and accurate track of climate delivery within it?
Principal Policy Analyst and Head of Agriculture and Land Management Programme
Phone: +32 2 738 74 77
- Renewable Energy Directive
A French national with far-off German origins, Faustine Bas-Defossez is a true European and a passionate advocate.
She spent eight years leading the largest Federation of Environmental NGOs' (the European Environmental Bureau - EEB) campaign on the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), advocating for a more sustainable agriculture and farming across Europe. That experience not only provided Faustine with excellent advocacy skills, it also deepened her knowledge of the CAP and farming systems and policies across Europe. Before that, she worked for the European Commission Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development on the European Food Aid for the most deprived Program and the public goods delivered by the agriculture sector.
She joined IEEP in April 2018 as Head of the Agriculture and Land Management Programme.
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