The sugar industry in Europe is paving the way to carbon neutrality. In this video Paul Mesters, CEFS President, explains the results the sugar industry has already achieved in reducing GHG emissions and in creating circularity in production. He looks at how the sector continues to boost its efforts whilst counting on EU decision-makers to provide [...]
CEFS position paper: the path to carbon neutrality by 2050 must be supported by solid legal and financial tools
With discussions picking up on the Climate Law in the European Parliament, CEFS would like to share its views on what is needed to transition further to carbon neutrality. Among others, increased investments, legal and financial support for the EU sugar industry, and policy coherence are key tools to reach that goal by 2050. The [...]
On the start of the German Presidency of the European Council, CEFS publishes the EU sugar manufacturers' contribution to the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies. Click below to understand how EU Sugar Manufacturers wish to continue on their journey towards further sustainability and competitiveness. CEFS will be a partner in discussions to contribute to constructive and [...]
In January 2019, the EAT-Lancet Commission issued a report entitled “Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems”. This report makes a number of assertions that require clarification. CEFS addresses them in a document. Please click here to view.
The EU sugar industry: supporting labour markets, generating economic value in rural areas. Check out key figures on CEFS' latest infographic "The EU Sugar Industry at a Glance". See the infographic here.
BIC and fifteen organisations set out joint Vision for Europe’s bioeconomy future – a circular bio-society
This Vision will establish a sustainable and competitive bio-based industry in the EU enabling a circular bio-society by 2050. In this circular bio-society, informed citizens choose a sustainable way of life, supporting an economy that couples economic growth with societal well-being and respect for the environment. The Vision focuses on four key drivers: Foster food [...]