EU Farm Bill 'fuels Ecological Destruction,' Thunberg Says
Muhammad Irfan 1 month ago Sat 24th October 2020 | 04:20 PM
Stockholm, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 24th Oct, 2020 ) :Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has denounced the new farm bill adopted by the European Parliament as one that "fuels ecological destruction." Environmentalists say only 20 percent of planned spending under the massive farm subsidy bill passed Friday will go to climate-friendly policies.
"Eleven months after the European Parliament declared a climate emergency, the very same parliament voted to go ahead with an agricultural policy that - in summary - fuels ecological destruction with almost 400 billion euros," Thunberg wrote in a Facebook post signed with four other activists.
"Are we disappointed? No," Thunberg and fellow activists wrote.
"Because that would mean we were expecting a miracle. Yet this day has once again shown the size of the gap that lies between current policies and where we would need to be, in order to be in line with the Paris Agreement," they said.
Critics say 80 percent of aid is distributed to 20 percent of the most favoured beneficiaries under the farm bill.