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Zrównoważenie rolnictwa UE a WPR i strategia „Europa 2020”
Sustainability of agriculture in the EU vs. cap and “Europe 2020” strategy

Author(s): Barbara Wieliczko
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wrocławiu
Keywords: sustainable development; agriculture; CAP; “Europe 2020” strategy

Summary/Abstract: EU agriculture is responsible for 10% of emissions of GHG generated by the EU, which means that this sector has to participate actively in the reduction of these gases emissions which is foreseen in the “Europe 2020” strategy. Agriculture also plays an important role in the production of biomass. Moreover, agriculture and forestry occupy 78% of the EU, thus its role is to conserve natural resources. The aim of the article is to present, based on the analysis of documents, the tasks facing agriculture in the “Europe 2020” strategy, and already implemented changes in EU policy towards agriculture which serve to increase the environmental sustainability of farming and to assess the adequacy of these measures made on the basis of literature review. The results of the analysis indicate that the CAP takes into account all aspects of sustainable development. At the same time environmental issues are steadily growing in importance within the CAP. However, an effective mechanism for balanced relationship of these three aspects, which would lead to increase in the efficiency of the implemented measures, has not been introduced.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 416
  • Page Range: 164-171
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Polish