Policy Brief: Agriculture and Climate Change


The global food system, from farm to fork, is responsible for about 25-30 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In the European Union (EU), food production alone – up to the farm gate – is responsible for at least 15 percent of our net GHG emissions. The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and BirdLife Europe present solutions, such as a reduction of the number of farm animals, an EU-wide adoption of agroecological approaches, support for implementation of best practices on farms, protection and restoration of vulnerable and high value ecosystems and a diversification of the agricultural sector.

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