Tool risk reduction measures

100 RISK REDUCTION MEASURES

Local subsidies and voluntary agreements for action exceeding mandatory management standards

There is a large set of EU-requirements and standards that land managers have to meet in order to receive support scheme payments (“cross compliance”). However, local risk assessment may require exceeding mandatory standards. Here, voluntary agreements between farmer, land owner and municipality and local subsidies may help. Subsidies and agreements should accommodate the likely changes in precipitation and flooding patterns derived from climate change.

Fields of action
Forests, Farmland
Synergies may exist between heavy rain risk management measures and other development goals like environmental protection, health care, and economic performance. Harnessing them requires involvement of different actors, enforcement of exchange between you and them and holistic thinking.

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Thomas Freitag. Saxon State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology