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the eea and functional agro biodiversity elena cebrian calvo european environment agency eea

The EEA and functional agro-biodiversityElena Cebrian CalvoEuropean Environment Agency (EEA)

2nd European Seminar (ELN-FAB)

24 - 25 September 2009. Frick, Switzerland

Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL)

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The EEA and functional agro-biodiversity

  • The EEA
  • Agri-environment activities at the EEA
  • About functional agro-biodiversity: concepts, data, objectives
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The EEA is an EU agency established in 1994 to:
  • collect data and information on the environment in Europe
  • report on main environmental trends and underlying (socio-economic) driving forces
  • by these means lay the basis for environmental decisions by policy makers

32 member countries

ca. 180 staff

www.eea.europa.eu

eea work in the agri environment field
EEA work in the agri-environment field
  • State of environment reporting
      • Agri-environment indicators - Support to the SEBI process
      • Agriculture contribution to thematic chapters in the “State of the Environment Report” 2010
  • Analysis of pressures and policy support
      • Analysis of CAP instruments & distribution of payments with an environmental perspective (to be published soon…)
      • Rural areas and territorial cohesion
      • Agriculture water use

Water resources across Europe — confronting water scarcity and drought. EEA Report No 2/2009

      • Climate change

Impacts of Europe's changing climate - 2008 indicator-based assessment. EEA Report No 4/2008

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Concepts

Sustainable agricultureAgrobiodiversityMultifunctional agriculture Agro-ecologyAgroecosystemsEcological services Biological control Biodiversity conservationFunctional biodiversity Environmentally-friendly agricultureIntegrated productionFunctional agro-biodiversity Ecosystem functions and services

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link to other datasets e.g. changes in land use and in land cover

  • link to other information e.g.on farming practices
  • joint work with institutions and data providers, including farmers (!!)
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Conservation status of habitats dependent (left) or not dependent (right) on agriculture

Source: Article 17 Technical Report (2001-2006) - ETC/BD 2008

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27%

Source: OECD, 2009

objectives
Objectives

Adjust existing policy tools?

New policy tools?

Change the policy?

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“There is always an easy solution to every human problem – neat, plausible and wrong”

H.L. Mencken

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Thank you for your attention

  • elena.cebriancalvo@eea.europa.eu