10 food & beverage companies recognise importance of sustainable agriculture to develop climate resilience
Author: Sara Sciammacco, Ceres, Published on: 21 November 2016
"Global Food and Beverage Executives Call for Action on Climate and Food Security at COP22", 17 Nov 2016
…[O]fficials from Ben & Jerry’s, Clif Bar, Danone, Fetzer Vineyards, General Mills, Kellogg Company, Mars Incorporated, New Belgium Brewing Company, Stonyfield, and Unilever released a statement reiterating their strong support for the Paris Climate Agreement and highlighting the critical role agriculture will play in addressing climate change. The companies were brought together by Ceres BICEP coalition, an advocacy network of companies working with policymakers to pass effective energy and climate legislation…Last year, these same companies released a letter calling on world leaders to address climate change…and pledged to boost their companies’ sustainability efforts, to advocate achievable, enforceable science-based carbon reduction targets, and to share their best practices to encourage other companies to join their effort...[T]he companies explicitly targeted agricultural issues, noting that “Unchecked, agricultural emissions will outstrip reductions from decarbonizing the economy elsewhere, pushing us beyond the 2-degree Celsius limit. Agriculture-related emissions could take up the entire global greenhouse gas emissions budget by 2050.”...