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REBOOT FOOD

More than half of all habitable land is used for agriculture – growing crops, providing pastures, producing feed for livestock. If we continue expanding current farming practices and meat-heavy dietary patterns, we could soon run out of wilderness. There’s no escaping it: the greatest threat to wildlife is farming. 

 

Yet, we can feed a growing world population while creating space for ecosystems to recover and flourish. Let’s transform the way we produce food!

 

  • Stop agricultural expansion. Embrace new protein sources, support diets rich in vegetables, and encourage smarter use of agricultural land. 

  • Abolish meat subsidies. Invest in alternative proteins to alleviate animal suffering and reduce both emissions and the use of land and water. 

  • Change restrictive, outdated regulations so Europeans can partake in food innovation and use modern genomic methods with environmental benefits. 

  • Concentrate farming on the most productive lands and allow for sustainable intensification. Give marginal lands to low-yield farming or return them to nature. 

  • Rewild and protect half the globe. Use land spared from agriculture for conservation and restoration of ecosystems aimed at increasing biodiversity.  

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SET NATURE FREE​

 

Too much land is given to produce food or energy. Despite our worsening ecological crisis, current policies force farmers and landowners into outdated practices that leave our ecosystems under constant threat. Today, conserving nature is nowhere near enough. We need to do better. 

By finding ways to produce energy and food on far less land, we can create more wilderness. Let's restore nature, reintroduce missing species and rewild the land! 

  • Redirect the billions spent annually subsidising animal agriculture to support rewilding and nature restoration instead. 

  • Restore nature on a large scale. Make a Europe-wide rewilding plan. Decision-makers must plan for and fund landscape-scale nature restoration projects.

  • Aim for climate restoration. At scale, natural climate solutions could draw down enough carbon to make our emissions net negative, helping restore our climate.

  • Fund a just transition. Generously support workers and communities – not legacy industries – to ensure a rewilded Europe that leaves people better off. 

  • Enhance democracy. Empower local stakeholders to engage in rewilding through consultation or forms of participatory democracy.