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Carbon Farming in the World: last news from 2022 by C-FARMs

 

The LIFE C-FARMs project reports for the last month of 2022. the most important news from all over the world concerning carbon farming. Really important information comes from the European Union on the certification of carbon credits in agriculture.

On November 30, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a first EU-wide voluntary framework to reliably certify high-quality carbon removals. Published on the official website of the European Union, the document “will significantly improve the EU’s capacity to quantify, monitor and verify carbon removals”.  The full article with all associated documents is available at:

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_22_7156

Also on GIFT on this article, Great Italian Food Trade, an independent information portal on food, the approval and communication of the European Commission on carbon farming is mentioned. The article explains step by step what has been done and what are the future prospects for carbon farming certification in the EU.

What do farmers think of the document proposed by the EU for the certification of carbon farming? 

The assessment by Confagricoltura regarding the certification of carbon farming, arrived promptly.

https://www.confagricoltura.it/ita/area-stampa/comunicati/regolamento-su-carbon-farming-la-proposta-della-commissione-ue-primo-passo-verso-regole-certe-e-condivise-attese-da-tempo

Next steps of the work

As reported in official Communication, the Commission proposal will now be discussed by the European Parliament and the Council, in line with ordinary legislative procedure. Based on the QU.A.L.ITY criteria, the Commission will develop tailored certification methodologies for the different types of carbon removal activities, supported by an expert group. The first meeting of the expert group is planned for the first quarter of 2023.

Other news from the world…

Carbon neutral steak in Australia. As reported by the Australian ministerial site on the words spoken by Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC Former Minister for Regional Development, Agriculture and Food, Hydrogen Industry. Leading experts and farmers gathered in Perth in December to explore the possibility that Western Australian livestock production could become a net sequester rather than a carbon emitter. 

https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2022/12/Carbon-neutral-steak-on-menu-at-forum.aspx

Italy is first in Europe for PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) branded products but Agriculture 4.0 is needed as an antidote to the crisis. This is the title of the article published in “Italia Oggi”. In the article the President of Confagricoltura Bologna identifies the immediate need to resort to agriculture 4.0, which includes carbon farming practices as “a great opportunity both in terms of environmental sustainability and income creation.”

https://www.italiaoggi.it/news/l-italia-prima-in-europa-per-prodotti-a-marchio-dop-ma-serve-l-agricoltura-4-0-come-antidoto-alla-2588026

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