The integration of environmental considerations into the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has been a gradual and lengthy process over the last decades /.../
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- 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 specializes 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 works 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.
This briefing provides a comparison of the emerging agricultural policy frameworks in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with a focus on their environmental components.
The status quo is no longer an option. The CAP must deliver greater ambition for the environment and climate or we risk undermining the long-term viability of our agricultural and forest systems.
Moving the CAP towards a focus on performance is a positive step towards aligning agriculture payments more seriously with the delivery of environmental and climate outcomes. But is there a need to ensure that the environmental priorities identified are sufficiently ambitious and that Member States are held accountable?
IEEP's new paper, "Ideas for defining environmental objectives and monitoring systems for a results-oriented CAP post 2020", suggests a way forward.
A new evaluation of the Common Agriculture Policy’s Pillar 1 greening measures for the European Commission, led by IEEP on behalf of Alliance Environnement, found that overall the greening measures have led to only small changes in management practices, except in a few specific areas.