A number of environmental organisations criticised the decision of the European Union to retain the Common Agricultural Policy within its biodiversity strategy. The decision to ring-fence 20% of the CAP for ‘eco-schemes’ was condemned as inadequate and mere window-dressing as long as funding for factory farming and other harmful practices continued.

The UK-based environmental magazine Edie reports on the move and hears from environmental organisations about their fears for the future of biodiversity.

First reported in Edie on 22 October 2020 under: Common Agricultural Policy to remain part of EU’s biodiversity funding, despite criticism