In the view of the GRÜNE LIGA, the opportunities offered by the application of the economic instruments of the Water Framework Directive are still being underused. Besides some successes and promising approaches, there are a number of deficits and an urgent need for action. All this is outlined in the position paper "The economic instruments of the Water Framework Directive as an opportunity for water protection". This brochure is also intended to contribute to the current debate on the advisability of unrestrained waterway expansion (p. 21), the debate on the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (p. 22) and comprehensive resource protection.
The position paper can be downloaded here (pdf 1.61 MB).
The EEB position paper "EU Common Agricultural Policy 2014-2020: CAP-Reform must deliver to safeguard Europe's waters", drafted by the Federal Contact Point for Water of the GRÜNE LIGA, deals in particular with the need to anchor fundamental, obligatory measures of the Water Framework Directive in cross compliance, i.e. to provide for them as an obligatory condition for the payments of the 1st pillar (direct payments) of the European Agricultural Policy. EEB, 2012.
The GRÜNE LIGA welcomes the results and proposals of the European Commission's Water Blueprint and, together with the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and other German and European associations, advocates for improved policy coherence at European level