A results-based approach has been recognised as a promising avenue to enhance the effectiveness of biodiversity measures in farmland, as well as to reduce complexity of the implementation and control.
With the financial support from the European Parliament, the European Commission has implemented three pilot on-farm projects (Ireland, Spain, Romania, and England) on results-based payment schemes for the enhancement of biodiversity.
The pilots have provided better understanding of the key aspects of such schemes (design, implementation, controlling and verifying results, and cost-effectiveness) and investigated their potential to deliver on biodiversity as well as opportunities for scaling up.
This all day event will:
- Showcase the findings of the RBPS pilot projects that ran from 2014 to 2019 in eight areas of Ireland, Spain, Romania and the UK
- Demonstrate evidence of biodiversity and policy impacts, illustrate what worked and why, and hear about the experiences of the farmers and project staff involved in the pilots
- Facilitate a discussion among a broad range of experts, policy makers, implementing authorities and stakeholders about the potential of RBPS to contribute towards halting negative biodiversity trends in farmland, and how that potential could be better utilised, particularly in the context of the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy
The event is of particular interest to policy makers working in the area of agriculture, biodiversity and nature conservation, CAP managing authorities and paying agencies, nature conservation authorities, researchers, farmers and farm advisors, NGOs, and other actors interested in the design or implementation of RBPS for biodiversity.
The conference will be in English.