Climate negotiations on agriculture are spearheading

A decision they must make before Monday at 12. Otherwise they will not be invited to the next negotiation meeting.

This was stated by Minister of Food and Agriculture Rasmus Prehn (S).

– Now it is so crucial to get the country an agreement on agriculture. Action is needed. The Danes expect us to take a stand and that we get the country an agreement, he said.

There is over 22 billion kroner on the negotiating table to solve the task. And no more money will be added, the minister emphasizes.

In addition to the economic framework, the parties must also be ready to work with a binding climate goal.

In the proposal, the government proposes a goal for agriculture. It stipulates that the industry must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 to 60 percent by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.

The “almost” 60 percent, according to the minister, corresponds to a reduction of 7.3 million tons of CO2. Previously, the target was 7.1 million tonnes.

– Then it is clear that there can be negotiations to and from. But it will be based on the text we have presented, says Rasmus Prehn.

Negotiated, it must be there. At least if it stands to the government’s two support parties SF and Enhedsten.

Both parties will have a minimum reduction of 8 million tonnes of greenhouse gases in agriculture.

– We will have to ensure that there are concrete reductions that can be delivered, says the Unity List’s rapporteur for green transition, Peder Hvelplund.

Hvelplund refers to the fact that the government is investing a 5 million tonne reduction in future technologies in what is called the development track.

He will have moved them over to the implementation track. It involves solutions we already know.

At SF, agricultural spokesman Rasmus Nordqvist believes that a more nail-biting climate goal must be made than what the government is playing with.

– For us, a sector goal – which is mentioned in both the understanding paper and the Climate Act – is not to give a spread of 20 percent. That is to say a number that must be lived up to, he says.

Through the many meetings, the Liberal Party in particular has wanted to set aside more money so that a climate agreement does not affect the agricultural sector.

However, the party will only comment on the government’s proposal once it has been examined and discussed internally, says agriculture spokesman Erling Bonnesen (V).

Source: The Nordic Page





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