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Planet Joins New Coalition to Decarbonize Europe’s Food System

4 May 2021, 12:01 UTC
Planet Joins New Coalition to Decarbonize Europe’s Food System
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Planet has joined the newly formed European Carbon+ Farming Coalition to accelerate progress toward European Green Deal carbon neutrality goals. Through this partnership, organizations and stakeholders representing every step of the food value chain will come together to decarbonize the European food system, while maximizing other benefits such as soil health and farmer resilience. The European Carbon+ Farming Coalition was catalyzed by the World Economic Forum’s CEO Action Group for the European Green Deal and is part of the emerging food and nature platform, 100 Million Farmers, 1 Billion Consumers: Transitioning Towards Net-Zero, Nature-Positive Food Systems.
Agriculture is today responsible for 10 percent of Europe’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and without transforming the sector, Europe will not be able to remain within the Paris Agreement target. Such a transformation could be a sizable contributor to Europe’s net-zero emission plan and will require ambitious collaboration along the entire value chain and alignment across European countries.
“Sustainable agriculture plays a consequential role in slowing climate change by sequestering carbon and increasing biodiversity, yet practices today often counter these benefits by neglecting soil health and relying too heavily on fertilizers and pesticides,” said Planet ...

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