Nature Friendly Farming

Nature Friendly Farming: Transforming the CAP for nature and people

9 September 2019

At the beginning of the new legislature of the European Parliament NABU, BirdLife Europe and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) invite you to a debate on nature friendly farming and the future of the Common Agriculture Policy.

The state of nature is dire: 1 million species are facing extinction during the next decades as recently stated in the new report of the International Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). The current loss of biodiversity is as severe as the climate crisis. Both are intertwined and threaten world food security. The intensification of farming practices is one of the main drivers of the loss of species and habitats and is one of the largest threats to agriculture itself.

The new Common Agricultural Policy must transform our current intensive agricultural farming system towards nature friendly farming and the new European Parliament has to be at the forefront. The outgoing parliament has failed to find a common position and has been deeply divided over the level of the future environmental ambition. Now, the newly elected MEPs will have to pick up this conflict and to find an answer to these questions: What different farm models can help reconcile agriculture and nature? How can European policy support these solutions?


9 September 2019


Representation of the Region of North-Rhine-Westphalia (Rue Montoyer 47), Brussels


NABU (BirdLife in Germany)