The European Vegetarian Union (EVU) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the “Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reductions” in accordance with the Paris Agreement.
The EVU encourages decision makers to introduce and prioritise food production and consumption, particularly with regards to animal products, within the long-term EU climate policy agenda and national implementation plans. Gradual societal dietary change should be encouraged through broad policy strategies aiming at reducing consumption of animal products. Policy strategies should include measures such as shifts in agricultural subsidies within the CAP framework, taxation, changing the regulatory framework on innovative plant-based products and more plant-based options in public canteens.
Overall, there is a solid case for a strong commitment by the EU and of more ambitious National Determined Contributions (NDCs) of its member states that should strengthen action in the field of agriculture and sustainable food consumption.
Please find attached the EVU's full statement (PDF).
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