Organic Processing and Trade Association

Climate and True Pricing

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.