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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.

Deliverable 4.3 is now on-line !

PROVIDE

Deliverable 4.3 shows results from the valuation assessments made within Work Package 4 (WP4) with a special focus on determinants of value (Task 4.4) and value transferability (Task 4.5) of benefits (demand‐side) and costs (supply‐side) of the public goods and bads (PGBs) provided by agricultural and forestry. The document also provides analysis of heterogeneity ofsuch benefits and costs.

It will feed the final Task 4.6 within WP4, which summarizes the main lessons obtained from addressing the previous tasks within this work package, and which will be embodied in the final WP4’s deliverable (Deliverable D4.4), as well as it will provide valuable information for WP5 tasks, especially with respect to factors and barriers for uptake governance mechanisms (GMs) to improve PGBs provision and transferability of results.

Twofold assessments have been carried out: first, on the demand side, focused on the benefits for the whole society derived from an enhanced provision of PGBs; second, on thesupply side (valuing an improved provision of PGBs), centered on the GMs and their implementation costs. With regards to the former, two types of assessments were made, one related to a common exercise focusing PGBs as EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) priorities, and the other consisting of case‐specific assessments at hotspot (HS) scale. Considering the latter, all the supply‐side assessments are HS‐specific.

The document is structured as following: in Section 2 the methodological approaches used for valuation assessments of determinants of value and value transferability are explained; Section 3 shows the results with regards to the former, distinguishing among the three types of assessments performed, while Section 4 does so for the latter. Section 5 discusses the results obtained and Section 6 concludes. Three annexes are also enclosed, the first two including partners’ reports for demand‐side and supply‐side valuation assessments, while the third one includes a pending report that could not be included in D4.2.