Progress on agrifood has been far too slow
The EU agrifood sector is far too slow in supporting the EU’s progress towards climate neutrality. While some of the tracked indicators are headed in the right direction, such as bovine meat consumption, nitrogen fertiliser consumption, organic farming area, and downstream food-related emissions, their development must accelerate in the future. On the other hand, some of the indicators tracking the largest agricultural emissions source(s) in the EU – livestock numbers and manure management emissions intensities – are headed in the opposite direction, and a U-turn is critically needed. To be on progress towards climate neutrality objectives, the EU must fundamentally shift the way it produces and consumes food.