Climate targets for agriculture and forestry - The project results

Final Online Stakeholder Workshop, 4.00-5.30 pm CEST

Dive into the project results to make your supply chain 2°C compatible

On 8 September 2016, the University of Aberdeen, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and Ecofys will host an online stakeholder workshop that brings together companies, NGOs, and sector experts ranging from farmers to retail. The workshop will familiarise participants with a new methodology enabling buyers and producers of agriculture and forestry commodities to align their production with what is required to limit global warming to 2°C.

The Dutch-British consortium has developed the methodology together with experts in the field of food, agriculture and forestry. The approach is based on previous work for the Science Based Targets initiative of CDP, UN Global Compact, WRI and WWF. With this methodology, companies can set credible emissions reduction targets and make their own operations and supply chain 2°C compatible. The methodology will also allow NGOs and policy makers to benchmark the targets and actions for the agriculture and forestry sector.

To create emissions intensity pathways towards the year 2050, the team has assessed current emissions, abatement potentials and costs of climate smart agricultural solutions for 10 major commodities (i.e. meat, dairy, poultry, pig, rice, wheat, maize, soy, palm oil, round wood) and modelled this in an integrated scenario to stay well below 2°C at the lowest cost. Based on the resulting 2 °C decarbonisation pathways, science-based targets can be set per commodity up to 2050 by applying the new methodology.

Register now to secure your place in the workshop!