Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to the world. Part of the solution is the redesign of food systems, which today account for a big share of global GHG emissions and consume large amounts of natural resources.
In the conviction that the organic scheme is the cornerstone of the transition to a sustainable food system, OPTA advocates policies and initiatives that:
- Grant tax incentives to sustainable and healthy food products.
- Ensure a pricing framework which reflects the real cost of environmental externalities such as use of finite natural resources, pollution or GHG emissions, on the basis of the polluter-pays-principle.
- Highlight the contribution of the organic standard to tackle the challenges of climate change and biodiversity losses.
- Stimulate best practices for the reduction of impacts on climate.