EU net-zero aim ‘in tatters’ as lawmakers fail to shift farm rules

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Oct 23, 2020 at 7:13 PM
  • The European Union’s ambition to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is in jeopardy after its parliamentarians voted to continue supporting planet-heating farming practices.
  • The EU has pledged to cut its emissions of carbon dioxide and other climate-heating gases to close to zero by 2050.
  • A key part of her European Green Deal is a “Farm to Fork Strategy” that aims to redesign food systems to become more environmentally sustainable and reverse the loss of biodiversity.