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1 Nachhaltige Entwicklung nur möglich ohne umweltschädliche Subventionen Markus Knigge – Advisor to the Pew Environment Group November 22nd 2011 Reform umweltschädlicher Subventionen auf „EU-Ebene“

2 1 Content What do E-NGOs ask for? Selected EU processes related to the budget; Fisheries subsidies; Examples of lobbying activities on fisheries subsidies; and Questions for the debate.

3 2 Ten principles for the budget 1.Public money for public goods and ecosystem services; 2.Targeted spending ; 3.Coherence within and across European policies and instruments; 4.Maximising EU leverage; 5.Long term cost effectiveness; 6.Integrated strategy; 7.Transparency; 8.Partnership; 9.Accountability schemes; 10.Environmental proofing.

4 3 Selected EU policy processes Financial regulation; Resource efficiency strategy; Review Env. Impact Assessment directive; Review Energy tax directive; EU Regional Development Fund (ERDF); European Social Fund (ESF); Cohesion Fund; State aid guidelines; Proposals for CAP, EMFF etc.

5 4 EU Overcapacity “fleet overcapacity remains the fundamental problem of the CFP.” “EU fishing fleets can in many cases exert a fishing pressure on the stocks which is two to three times the sustainable level.” Source: European Commission (2008) Reflections on further reform of the CFP

6 5 Is funding supporting the CFP objectives? EFF and support to Fisheries Partnership Agreements amount to circa €1 billion annually. EC contribution to control and enforcement is limited to €46 million. EC contribution to data collection is limited to €43 million.

7 6 Objectives 1.Stop subsidies contributing to overfishing in the next financing instrument (2014 – 2021); 2.Minimise spending on existing measures contributing to overfishing. How to get there? 1.File access to information requests to get data; 2.Encourage an informed debate about fisheries subsidies by making data publicly accessible; 3.Analyse spending of EU fisheries subsidies; 4.Increase pressure from wide range of organisations.

8 7 Sought FIFG data 1994 – 2006 (97,260 payments worth €8.5 billion); Statistically cleaned data; Categorised subsidies data to illustrate their potential contribution to overfishing; Linked FIFG data with EU fleet register to add further information; Set up searchable web site (www.fishsubsidy.org);www.fishsubsidy.org Created subsidies map;map Created social media presence; Added EFF data (47,712 payments worth €1,2 billion). Fishsubsidy.org

9 8 FIFG for fleet measures Source: Poseidon (2010) FIFG 2000–2006 Shadow Evaluation

10 9 Is fleet support only marginal? Source: Poseidon (2010) FIFG 2000–2006 Shadow Evaluation

11 10 Is fleet support mainly targeted towards small scale? Source: Poseidon (2010) FIFG 2000–2006 Shadow Evaluation

12 11 Overlap between IUU and FIFG Subsidies Source: fishsubsidy.org (2010) When Crime Pays

13 12 Fishsubsidy.org analyses

14 13 Remind Barroso about the roadmap to abolish env. harmfully subsidies Pressure on the top

15 14 > 140 member groups; 18 EU Member States; Including environmental and development groups, aquariums, fishers, consumer groups and others; 5 focused objectives, including subsidies. OCEAN2012 Coalition

16 15 Some questions What is the exact objective (see 10 principles)? Which are the most important processes? What is the strategy to get there? What role could Germany play in the strategy? What is an effective and efficient way to move Germany?

17 16 Thank you for your attention “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” Henry Ford


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