Today, the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, is publishing a new edition of the World Atlas of Desertification, offering a tool for decision makers to improve local responses to soil loss and land degradation.
On 13 June 2018 the Council adopted conclusions on the EU and its member states’ medium-term priorities for the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).
The post-2020 EU farm policy must be smarter, simpler, fairer and more sustainable, but also well financed and truly common, MEPs say.
“Article 7 of the Regulation sets the requirements for the annual reporting by Member States which covers the releases to air and water for 91 substances, as well as the transfers of pollutants in water and the transfer of waste from industrial facilities across 65 sectors. The register includes information of more than 33 000 facilities in 33 countries (EU28, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Serbia).”
Agenda items include preparation for the FAO Regional Conference for Europe (16-18 May 2018), the EU’s medium-term strategic priorities for the FAO, and information on the Global Soil Partnership (GSP).