WASHINGTON, April 10, 2019 – Today, the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance (SFPA) released a set of climate policy principles and urged the U.S. government to adopt policies that will significantly reduce GHG emissions across the economy. Upon releasing the principles, the SFPA member companies stated:
“Food has the potential to be a driving force for social and environmental progress. The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance urges the United States government to adopt the policies needed to support food and agriculture as we implement solutions to our share of the global climate challenge.
“Specifically, the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance calls for establishing a carbon pricing system aligned with climate science; accelerating clean energy deployment; including agriculture and forestry as part of strategies to reduce and sequester greenhouse gases; investing in infrastructure that makes the country more resilient against the impacts of climate change; investing in the American workers and disadvantaged communities most impacted by the costs of climate change; and ensuring a predictable and consistent federal regulatory approach.
“We know that the farmers in our supply chains are shouldering the burden of adapting to increasingly severe and volatile weather as a result of climate change. Climate change impacts our companies, and we have a business imperative to reduce emissions. We will continue to take ambitious climate action and engage other businesses to join this effort, but we can’t solve this challenge alone. Scalable, lasting solutions to climate change require government leadership.”
Read the SFPA’s full set of principles here.
About the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance
The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance seeks to accelerate the pace of change in the food industry through individual company leadership and collective support for public policies that raise the bar and inspire further action in this critical journey. As some of the world’s best-known food companies, founding members Danone North America, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé USA, and Unilever United States recognize our responsibility to drive positive change for the people who use our products, the people who supply them, and the planet on which we all rely. To learn more about the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, visit www.foodpolicyalliance.org.