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Towards a greener Common Agricultural Policy

Ensuring an environmentally friendly overhaul of the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy will entail payments for environmental objectives, promoting High Nature Value Farmlands, improved flexibility and policy integration.

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Fig. 1: Trends in multiple socio-economic (yellow colour scale) and environmental (blue colour scale) indicators related to the CAP during the past period (2007–2013).
Fig. 2: The four steps that would make the CAP greener.

Alfred Portátil, Alberto Navarro and José Vicente López-Bao


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J.V.L.-B. was supported by a Ramon & Cajal research contract (RYC-2015-18932) from the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.

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Navarro, A., López-Bao, J.V. Towards a greener Common Agricultural Policy. Nat Ecol Evol 2, 1830–1833 (2018).

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