A new climate policy priority document from the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance seeks certainty on a carbon pricing system, but stops short of endorsing any one approach. In a document obtained by Agri-Pulse, the SFPA — a coalition of Danone North America, Mars, Nestlé USA, and Unilever United States — call for an “ambitious carbon pricing system that sends a clear signal to the marketplace” for reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions across all sectors of the economy. Such a system, the alliance says, should “be transparent in how prices are set, equitable in how revenue is appropriated to mitigate costs on the most vulnerable communities, and built to ensure our global competitiveness.” The document also calls for the inclusion of agriculture in the development of climate change mitigation policies. Such strategies should, they say, “consider how to leverage resources and technical assistance for the myriad of landowners who are already contributing vital solutions,” but does not reference specific policies already in existence or call for the creation of new programs. The document, less than two pages in length, is meant to outline goals for broad climate legislation or a piecemeal approach.
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