Debate on food security and climate change

The EU is heading into an era of divergent views on food security and climate, predicts Seán Kelly.

The Ireland South MEP welcomes new proposals from the European Commission for the reform of the Emissions Trading System, aimed at reducing carbon emissions in the EU.

“Emissions trading and carbon pricing will help us to meet our Greenhouse gas emissions targets,” he said.

“We must approach these talks with caution and bear in mind the parallel challenge of food security in Europe. Fertiliser, for example, is one of the sectors most exposed to carbon leakage and at risk of being displaced.

“We must ensure that this sector, which is very important to European agriculture, is given due attention so that farmers are not at risk of price hikes,” he said.


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