Amen­dement Hazekamp/Eck: voorstel ter vermin­dering van de nationale emissies van bepaalde lucht­ver­ont­rei­ni­gende stoffen (17)


30 maart 2015

Jan Huitema
Reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants and amending Directive 2003/35/EC

Proposal for a directive
COM(2013)0920 - C7-0004/2014 – 2013/0443(COD)

Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

Amendment 17
Anja Hazekamp, Stefan Eck

Proposal for a directive
Annex 3 – section 1 – part A a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

A a. Measures to control methane emissions

Member States shall establish a national advisory code of good agriculural practice for reducing methane emissions, covering at least the following items:

(a) reduction of intensive livestock farming practices;

(b) livestock feeding strategies (e.g improved forage quality, incorporation of leguminous crops in the diet, larger proportion of concentrates in diet, rumen resistant starch, etc);

(c) promotion of grazing, extensive farming and enhancing the pasture biodiversity;

(d) promotion of agroecology principles;

Justification

Measures to reduce methane should be promoted at national level in order to reduce ground level ozone caused by methane and other pollutants. Several of those measures could be developed with the financial support of the EU Rural Development Programs and some measures can even be implemented at low cost.


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