CONSOLE (CONtract SOLutions for Effective and lasting delivery of agri-environmental-climate public goods by EU agriculture and forestry) is a project that focuses on promoting innovation in the delivery of agri-environmental climate public goods by EU agriculture and forestry.
The CONSOLE multi-actor and multidisciplinary team brings together 24 partners in 13 countries, covering a range of representation from farmer organisations, regional administrations, consultancy companies, research institutions and water and forest management bodies. ELO will be participating in the co-design of research, providing case studies and is the Work Package Leader for dissemination and outreach. A key stakeholder for the project is the private landowner who is vital in the delivery of public goods on the ground.
During the 2nd Project Meeting at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, partners discussed how they will go about co-creating an empirically validated contractual framework that will then be used to design and test effective and efficient contact models to support their implementation by multiple actors.
During this project ELO will interact with its members and notably the WE members in order to share their input to the research team. Synergies with another important project, LIFE Land Is For Ever will take place in order to gather information on the concrete needs of landowners supporting biodiversity provisions whilst undertaking rural activities. It is expected that the research, outcomes and work carried out by the project will improve policy design towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular through environmental policies and the post-2020 CAP.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 817949.