Statement by private sector partners of the Think2030 Platform signed at the Think2030 conference: A future-proof European Green Deal Overcoming crises, increasing ambition.
With the Green Deal, the EU has shown global leadership to achieve climate neutrality and to enable the transition to sustainable food systems. Today, industry needs a coherent science-based policy framework that puts resilience at the centre of our food systems and recognizes the inextricable links between healthy people, healthy societies and a healthy planet.
The private sector is key to making the European Green Deal a reality. To achieve real change we need to work in collaboration across the value chain and forge meaningful partnerships to deliver the food system transformation. There is an urgent need for all stakeholders, including national governments as it was shown again in this year’s Think2030 Barometer results, to work together to help the EU achieve its Green Deal goals. Companies cannot achieve the necessary changes alone, joint purpose and action are crucial.
As industries, we need a policy and regulatory framework which gives us legal certainty for the mid to longer-term, whilst recognising that sufficient time is required to make the necessary investments to achieve real change towards nature-based solutions. It is essential that the ambitions set out in the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies remain at the top of the political agenda to help address the immediate food crisis and strengthen long term resilience.
We recognise the role and responsibility we have and are committed to delivering against the objectives of the Green Deal and contributing to enable food systems level change.
Cecilia McAleavey – Director Sustainable Eating and Public Affairs, Oatly AB
Jennifer Lewis – Executive Director, International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association
Lars Holmquist – Executive Vice President Sustainability and Communications, Tetra Pak
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