A European Commission survey presented in Dublin on Monday, shows that work needs to be done to accommodate conflicting interests in the proposed EU legislation setting climate policy for the farming and forestry sectors for the next 15 years.

Peter Wehrheim, head of unit at the Commission’s Directorate General for Climate Action, discussed early results from a consultation with stakeholders in the agriculture and land use sectors – which ended on 18 June – about their integration under the EU’s commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% before 2030.