Business Leadership on Climate Innovation in the Food and Agriculture Sector
Ceres, We Mean Business
Tuesday, December 5th, 2023
15:30 - 16:30
As more companies publicly commit to reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with a 1.5°C scenario, a key question remains: how will companies achieve these ambitious targets? In the food sector, the linchpin to this transition is addressing scope 3 emissions from companies’ supply chains. Globally, roughly 39% to 59% of emissions from the food sector come from agricultural activities, including methane emissions from livestock and rice production, nitrous oxide from fertilizer use on crop fields, and fossil fuel use for on-farm equipment.
Though these emissions are often considered hard-to-abate, many innovators are coming up with solutions to reduce agricultural emissions at the source. Join this session to learn how global food companies are helping accelerate innovation in the agricultural sector and the levers available to companies to incentivize the development and adoption of novel technologies.