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European Green Deal

The European Commission adopted a set of proposals to make the EU’s climate, energy, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.

Second pillar of the CAP: rural development policy

 The EU’s rural development policy is designed to support rural areas of the Union and meet the wide range of economic, environmental and societal challenges of the 21st century.

Eco-innovation Action Plan

Review of all EU programs that have funds for projects that promote Eco-innovation.


Funding Projects contributing to sustainable use of natural resources, economic growth and stability in the Mediterranean.

Soil strategy for 2030

The EU soil strategy for 2030 sets out a framework and concrete measures to protect and restore soils, and ensure that they are used sustainably

EU Policy for a sustainable use of pesticides

This document reviews the present and future of agroecology from an environmental and social perspective.

The EU is pursuing the goal of transforming the way food is produced and consumed in Europe to reduce the environmental footprint of food systems.

Zero pollution action plan

The zero pollution vision for 2050 is for air, water and soil pollution to be reduced to levels no longer considered harmful to health and natural ecosystems.

Biodiversity strategy for 2030

The EU’s biodiversity strategy for 2030 is a comprehensive, ambitious and long-term plan to protect nature and reverse the degradation of ecosystems.

Fit for 55

The Fit for 55 package is a set of proposals to revise and update EU legislation and to put in place new initiatives with the aim of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030​. 

Carbon Farming

Carbon farming refers to farm management practices that aim to deliver climate
mitigation in agriculture. Also refers to the business model that aims to upscale climate
mitigation by paying farmers to implement climate-friendly farm management practices.

The International 4 x 1000 Initiative

Launched by France during COP21, the international “4 per 1000” Initiative aims to demonstrate that agriculture, and in particular agricultural soils, can play a crucial role in food security and climate change.

EAUR-LEX Access to European Union law

Summaries of EU legislation in Environment and Climate Change

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