Bijdrage plenaire verga­dering over de uitkomst van de COP26 in Glasgow

24 november 2021

Anja Hazekamp (PvdD): Mr President, we desperately need a food revolution. Globally, food and farming systems contribute up to 30% of our greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to an even bigger proportion of biodiversity loss. Why is this ignored in the global climate negotiations? Again, COP26 failed to address this crucial issue. Again, the big cow in the room was ignored.

We cannot save the climate crisis if we don’t address one of the biggest drivers of climate change: our overly intensive farm-animal production system and the promotion and consumption of meat, dairy and eggs. Our food system is a ticking time bomb, and if we don’t fix it now the food security will be at stake.

So let’s talk about food, Commissioner.

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