CEPF statement on Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) in NEWFOREX Stakeholder Workshop in Copenhagen on 11 October 2012.
The European forest owners welcome the overall goal of the European Commission and European Parliament’s proposal for the future Rural Development Policy.
The Rural Coalition welcomes the three main objectives for the future CAP proposed by the European Commission.
The future CAP is supposed to address the economic, environmental and territorial challenges of the EU.
The Confederation of European Forest Owners welcomes the public debate of the CAP reform and wishes to participate on behalf of its 27 European member organisations in an adequate way.
The new CAP’s Rural Development Policy has to clearly aim at increasing the activities in and the development of the rural areas and not be focused on single agricultural farm payments any longer.