Green 10 calls on Finance Ministers not to fund a future CAP that destroys nature

Posted on 19 September 2012
Brussels, Belgium (19th September). Today the directors of the 10 largest environmental non-governmental organisations in Europe, the Green 10, have written to the all 27 EU Finance Ministers to demand that before the next Multiannual Financial Framework for 2014-2020  is approved, full clarity is provided by agricultural negotiators on what they intend to do with requested Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) funding. If these activities prove detrimental to society and the environment they should not be funded. The Green 10 is also asking that those parts of the CAP that are providing substantial and demonstrable benefits for society and European taxpayers (such as the environment) are safeguarded.   
The Green 10 is concerned that the next CAP reform will provide little benefit for the environment and will instead continue to subsidise farming practices that are contributing to serious problems such as climate change, loss of biodiversity and the destruction of our natural capital.

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