UK agriculture – public goods post-Brexit
22 February 2017
The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee questions experts on conservation and the rural economy about the implications of Brexit for public goods and agriculture.
Wednesday 22 February in Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster
- Richard Hebditch, External Affairs Director, National Trust
- Professor Ian Hodge, Professor of Land Economy, Cambridge University
- Tom Lancaster, Agricultural Policy Officer, RSPB
- What are the implications of withdrawing from the Common Agricultural Policy for the management of the countryside and the agri-environment?
- What are public goods or ecosystems services in the context of agriculture and the rural environment?
- What is the case for subsidising farmers to deliver public goods or ecosystems services?
- To what extent would subsidies to farmers for the delivery of public goods be compatible with World Trade Organization rules?
- Does the devolution of agricultural and environmental policy have implications for the provision of public goods and ecosystems services post-Brexit?
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