Methane emissions in agriculture vs. EC
On 11 July, Dr Sylwia Spurek MEP submitted a question for written answer (E-002172/2023) to the European Commission on methane emissions in agriculture resulting mainly from animal farming.
The following questions were addressed to the Commission:
Given the scale of methane emissions in agriculture, does the European Commission consider that the measures on agriculture contained in the explanatory memorandum are sufficient to reduce methane emissions by 30% by 2030?
- Will the Commission propose additional measures to achieve this target in agriculture and, if so, when and which measures?
- With access to scientific knowledge on the sources of methane emissions and the effects of these emissions, will the Commission make use of the expert recommendations contained in the Plant Treaty?
- With access to scientific knowledge on the sources of methane emissions and their effects, will the Commission make use of the expert recommendations contained in the Plant Based Treaty? To date, the European Union has not yet endorsed the demands of the Plant Based Treaty.
The intervention was supported by 8 MEPs: Martin Buschmann (NI), Ignazio Corrao (Verts/ALE), Heidi Hautala (Verts/ALE), Karen Melchior (Renew), Jutta Paulus (Verts/ALE), Sirpa Pietikäinen (EPP), Francisco Guerreiro (Verts/ALE), Günther Sidl (S&D)