Greening the CAP: The Way Forward This paper reviews the debate up to June 2012 on the proposal to introduce a green payment in Pillar 1 of the Cap following the publication of the Commission’s legislative proposals for the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy post-2013 in October 2011. While many details of how the proposals will be implemented remain unclear, an attempt is made to examine their potential contribution to environmental improvement. The paper argues there is further scope to improve the environmental impact of Cap spending in the next Mff period.
EconLit Classification: Q180, Q270
Keywords: Greening, Agri-environment measures, Direct payments, Common agricultural policy