Voting session and JRC study on Environmental and climate ambition in agriculture

12-10-2021 - 09:34
Environmental and climate ambition in the agriculture sector © Image used under the license from Adobe Stock

On 11 October, the AGRI Committee voted on two legislative reports regarding, respectively, regional economic accounts for agriculture and statistics on agricultural input and output. The meeting continued with the presentation of a JRC study on 'Modelling environmental and climate ambition in the agricultural sector with the CAPRI model'.

DG AGRI and the Joint Research Centre presented a recently published study that explores the potential effects of the two key Strategies for our sector, Farm to Fork and Biodiversity, in the context of the 2030 Climate targets and last but not least, the CAP. It draws from a modelling exercise of the impacts of the reinforced environmental and climate ambition on the agricultural sector. It should serve as an input to the full-blown Impact Assessments of the two key strategies, notably taking into consideration the cumulative effects, that AGRI has repeatedly asked for.