Akkerbouw
Algemeen
Dieren
Economie
Markten
Mechanisatie
Milieu
Politiek
Tuinbouw
Veehouderij
Voeding
Inloggen
 
 
 
Klik hier om u te registreren en te abonneren
(72,60 euro per jaar)
 
Wachtwoord vergeten

 12 sep 2020 10:16 

Com ENVI EU Climate Law vote


Copa and Cogeca underlines the importance of approaching climate adaptation and greenhouse gas reduction in a way that doesn’t threaten food production following Com ENVI EU Climate Law vote

Following today’s vote in the European Parliament’s Envi Committee on draft of the EU Climate Law, Copa and Cogeca members, representing farmers, forest owners and their cooperatives, considers that even if some improvements to the Commission proposals where suggested by Com Envi, the report still does not sufficiently address the role of agriculture and forestry sector and the impact that this legislation could have on these sectors, on its sustainable growth and jobs in Europe’s rural areas. In addition the division of the votes clearly shows the complexity of the issue and the diversity of opinions among the members of Com Envi MEPs.

The strategic importance of food production and food security should be more specifically addressed, as is the case in the most important multilateral environmental agreement climate-action: Article 2.1.b of the ‘Paris Agreement’ on climate adaptation and greenhouse gas reduction in a manner that does not threaten food production. European farmers and agri-cooperatives would like to see their key role of their sector in ensuring food security better recognized and the reference to Article 2.1.b of the ‘Paris Agreement’ highlighted in the text of the EU Climate Law.
On the occasion, Pekka Pesonen, Copa and Cogeca Secretary General underlined that “Since 1990 the agricultural sector reached on of the most significant reductions in net greenhouse gas emissions with a decrease of 20%. The role of agriculture in terrestrial carbon sequestration, with special regard to the maintenance  of permanent grasslands, permacultural crops and forestry is of paramount importance. The European farming community’s efforts to adapt in constantly changing climatic conditions while continuously ensuring food security and ecosystem services needs sustainable financing in parallel with constant innovation of production tools and methods.”

He continued by further addressing the proposed sharp increase of EU’s 2030 climate target: “Unfortunately in Copa and Cogeca’s view the proposed sharp increase of the Union’s 2030 climate target by 60% compared to 1990 level would bring great challenges for a sector that already faces severe difficulties by climate change. Copa and Cogeca therefore urge EU’s decision makers to make sure the farming sector’s specificities are taking into account in order not to hinder but enable the sector to make the necessary investment into continuous improvement of its production.”

As agriculture and food production sectors are in the frontline in terms of impact by shifting climate change patterns, Copa and Cogeca especially welcome the highlighting of the vulnerability of these sector and point out the importance of the latest independent scientific knowledge on which policy measures and actions should be based on. Furthermore, Copa and Cogeca would like to stress the importance of the IPCC’s Special Report’s acknowledgment that certain greenhouse gases have different lifecycles and which stay in the atmosphere significantly shorter time then CO2. This is especially crucial when considering methane emissions from the agriculture sector.



  Nieuwsflash
 
Het tongbestand in de Noordzee Lees meer
 
 
Duurzaamheidsmonitor 2020 van MilkBE Lees meer
 
 
Mentale welzijn van landbouwers Lees meer
 
 
H5N5: versterking van de maatregelen ivm "periode van verhoogd risico" Lees meer
 
 
Voorzorgsmaatregelen nav de uitbraak van vogelgriep in Nederland nabij de grens Lees meer
 
 
Schade door voorbijgangers aan bloemenperceelsrandenLees meer
 
 
KB omtrent verplichte keuring van spuittoestellen Lees meer
 
 
Groen licht voor overgangsregulering GLB Lees meer
 
 
Hobbykoks die huisbereide gerechten klaarmaken en verkopen via internet: Ja, maar... Lees meer
 
 
Veilig bomen knottenLees meer
 
 
Carrefour verkoopt ‘eerlijk fruit’ van Fairebel Lees meer
 
 
!Erg: landbouwers enige ondernemers die ook buiten de solden met verlies mogen verkopenLees meer
 
 
Stop 'agribashing'Lees meer
 
 
Op weg naar erkenning ramp droogte voorjaar/zomer 2020 ...Lees meer
 
 
Aardappelteelt en klimaatproblematiekLees meer
 
 
Uitbetaling voorschot premies: zoogkoeienhouderij en vergroeningLees meer
 
 
Publicatie van de versie 4.0 van de Vegaplan Standaard/G-040 A-BLees meer
 
 
Herevaluatie van de risico’s van hoogpathogene aviaire influenza subtype H5Nx Lees meer
 
 
Fraudebestrijding in landbouw en visserij - terugvordering Europese middelenLees meer
 
 
Nertsenhouderijen en COVID-19Lees meer
 
 
ABV: Post-Covid: van Just-in-Time naar Just-in-Case!?Lees meer
 
 
Erkenning rampen 1 juni - 27 juli 2019 Lees meer
 
 
Einde indienperiode voor VLIF-steunaanvragen: 17/12/2020 Lees meer
 
 
KB betreffende de bestrijding van bruinrot in aardappelenLees meer
 
 
Gemiddeld 304 €/ha pacht per jaar Lees meer