Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde

Agrar-Umweltanalysen für die Europäische Umweltagentur

Support for agri-environmental analysis at the European Environment Agency

The University of Applied Sciences Eberswalde (Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Piorr and Dipl. Ing. Ulrike Eppler) as lead organisation, with Solagro (France), Ecologic (Germany), CEET (Estonia) and Nordregio (Sweden) as partners, has been award a service contract from the European Environment agency (EEA) to support the agri-environmental analysis at the EEA.

The activities include:
  • Support the updating and extension to EU-25 of agri-environment indicators with particular emphasis on gross nutrient balance (N + P), policy response information as well as water and biodiversity related indicators

  • Support in identifying and compiling data on farm management practices

  • Input to debate on bio-energy production on farmland

  • Data input and analysis regarding environmentally compatible bioenergy/biofuel production on farmland

  • Reaching the 2010 biodiversity target/support Natura 2000 implementation

  • Climate change and water use (adaptation)

  • Rural policies and the environment

  • Compilation and analysis of socio-economic data, including the implementation of the EU common agriculture policy and structural funds

  • Organisation of expert meetings and conferences

  • Support implementation of the water framework directive (WFD)