Common Agricultural Policy Contributions to Climate Protection in the EU

The project has been completed. It enriched the technically sound dialogue between the EU and the German government on climate and agricultural policy.

Agriculture Carbon Removals and Sinks


Project info



Project duration:

06/20 - 12/20

Target groups:



97,405.18 €

Contact info


Tobias Reichert

Implementing organisation
  • Iddri (Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales)
  • Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)
  • Stockholm Environment Institute
  • TMG Research gGmbH


To achieve Europe’s climate targets, far-reaching changes are needed in all sectors – including agriculture and land use, which account for more than 10 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions across the EU. Here, the EU has a particularly large direct influence, as most government spending on agriculture is determined by the CAP.

Dairy farming in Europe. Photo: (c) Nosita / Pixabay


The project published a study that analysed the climate impact of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). It evaluated the proposals of the EU Commission and developed options for improvement.

The study was presented on 9.10.2020 at an online conference with representatives from German, French and Spanish civil society, agriculture and European networks. A total of about 100 people took part. On the same day, a press conference was held for the public presentation of the study in the rooms of the Federal Press Conference.

In order to be able to closely accompany the negotiation process for the CAP, the project worked to maintain contact between the above-mentioned institutions during the entire duration of the project.

Last update: July 2024