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22 September 2014

Conference on the new RDPs

Photo: flickr (marfis75)

Photo: flickr / marfis75

On 15 September in Brussels almost 150 people came together for the high-level conference of BirdLife Europe, CEEweb, EEB and Fundatia Adept to hear about the state of play in terms of the Rural Development Plans. The conference focused on the priorities including restoration of ecosystems, climate change mitigation and resource efficiency and innovation and knowledge transfer. The European Commission, Member States representatives, academia, farmers and NGOs all expressed their hopes and their concerns in terms of the future agriculture policy at national level and discussed ideas and opportunities. Director General of DG Environment, Karl Falkenberg expressed the gratitude for the conference emphasizing on the role and the importance of opinions of stakeholders and ensuring that green concerns will indeed be reflected.

Final report

Presentations:

Knowledge transfer and Innovation – Iman Boot

How will the new RDPs ensure resource efficiency and contribute to climate change fight? – Andras_Molnar

Biodiversity on an Intensive Dairy Farm – Sheehan

Resource Efficiency and Climate Change – Andreas Gumbert

EIP-AGRI_Service Point – Koen Desimpelaere

Ecosystems restoration and protection – Claudia Olazabal

The Dutch Approach – Willem Schoustra

The new RDP in action – EESC – Faustine Defossez

Ecosystems restoration and protection in England – Mike Rowe

Mobilizing partnership for better targeting – Martin Scheele

Slideshow

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