The challenge of emissions standards & benchmarks in agriculture & nature-based sectors
One of the key challenges in climate mitigation efforts and investments is the lack of standards and benchmarks for measurements and reporting.
While this is much less of a challenge in domains involving industrial emissions – especially energy related CO2 emissions – the challenge is much harder in the context of agricultural and other natural ecosystems emissions.
Directly and indirectly, agriculture (including livestock) could be contributing a very large portion of the total greenhouse gas emissions, and a large portion of the investments into climate change mitigation will be into agriculture – that could be over a trillion $ per year for the next few decades!
What we cannot measure, we cannot control.
A key priority for the top management in industries such as textiles & food that are highly dependent on agriculture is clear: There is a critical need to extend the science based targets philosophy for the agricultural sector so corporates are able to help the agriculture and farming sector in an effective and impactful manner.
Read more of this from the CEO2 section of Clixoo – https://lnkd.in/gHVx7-KZ
See my LinkedIn post on this topic