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PEGASUS-PROVIDE lunch seminar in DG Agri

PROVIDE

On February, 8th a Joint PEGASUS-PROVIDE lunch seminar was held in DG agri with Davide Viaggi and Jochen Kalterhardt as speakers for the PROVIDE project.

The meeting attached the attention of about 70 participants, interested in the debate related to the issue of public goods. The audience participated in the debate, showing how important public goods are in the CAP (about 80% of EU citizens would dedicate to the public good component of the CAP the current amount of money or more).

Public goods are indeed at the core of the new CAP reform and, in order to justify the CAP expenditure, the relevant challenge of how valuate them was discussed too. Others key topics were the mapping as a programming and monitoring tool, how to design collective and results-based mechanisms and how to measure performance in a more flexible CAP design.

Deliverable 4.4 on-line now !

PROVIDE

Deliverable 4.4 – “Report on public goods valuation guidelines” is online (and you can download it) on this website.

This report summarises the main lessons learned from the tasks addressed within Work Package 4 (WP4) “Improved valuation of public goods”, reling on the results obtained throughout WP4. The report has a two-fold objective. Firstly, to outline the main results obtained from the demand-side and supply-side valuation assessments carried out, underlining their key policy implications. Secondly, to provide guidelines for the valuation of the main public goods and bads (PGBs) supplied by agricultural and forestry systems (AFS) at the most adequate scale.

D.4.4 is organised as follows: Section 2 outlines basic concepts to contextualise the valuation of PGBs provided by AFS. Sections 3 and 4 focus on the valuation of benefits and costs of these PGBs respectively (corresponding to demand and supply-side valuation), providing general guidelines to carry out this type of assessments and main lessons learned with regards to the adoption of participatory approaches (with stakeholders) and the selected valuation methods. Section 5 focuses on the key policy messages which arise from the results obtained from the wide variety of valuation exercises carried out, while Section 6 concludes.