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FoodDrinkEurope position paper: carbon farming

Published: 28/11/2022

FoodDrinkEurope strongly supports the European Union (EU) commitment to reaching net- zero emissions by 2050, and as part of this target, to achieve a 55% reduction in emissions by 2030. The European food and drink industry, processing 70% of the EU agricultural output, is committed to support farmers throughout this journey.

Farmers implementing sustainable and regenerative farming practices, therefore contributing to carbon sequestration – amongst other climate adaptation and mitigation benefits – should be rewarded by receiving technical and financial support. The establishment of an EU regulatory framework for the certification of carbon removals is an essential steppingstone towards achieving a net contribution from carbon removals, in line with the EU climate-neutrality objective.