The role of agriculture, food and the food chain in climate change and climate change mitigation is complex. And food and agriculture naturally do not relate to climate change alone but fulfill important functions in society and ecological systems. Internationally tools and initiatives are forming to measure and reduce the climate impact of the food chain and will determine how we manage the challenges around food and climate change in the future.
On 18 May 2011 the PCF World Forum will be hosting Part 1 of the Dialogue Forum Low Carbon Food Chain "Insights from Emerging Climate Measurement and Certification Schemes in Europe"in Berlin, Germany. The Dialogue Forum Low Carbon Food Chain is the start of a series of dialogue fora to assess the rapidly evolving climate/ sustainability measurement and certification landscape for food. The first forum on 18 May 2011 will inform more indepth discussions on particular issues at later fora.
The Dialogue Forum Low Carbon Food Chain on 18 May 2011 provides experts and practitioners from the food chain with an overview of current and emerging initiatives in GHG measurement, reduction and certification related to food chains. In-depth background information on the global GHG measurement landscape, the Swedish Climate Certification Scheme and the French Environmental Product Declaration Scheme will be complemented by insights from practitioners in working with the emerging systems. Jon Hillier form the University of Aberdeen will introduce the Cool Farm Tool, a GHG calculator commissioned by Unilever for application by farmers, supply chain managers and companies to practically manage GHG emissions related to agriculture. The Cool Farm Tool is used by companies such as Unilever, PepsiCo, Heineken, McCain, Yara, Heinz, M&S, CostCo, Sysco, Starbucks and others.
Please find the program below. We invite all practitioners, experts and other stakeholders involved in the food chain and food chain initiatives to participate in the discussions. Please register online at www.pcf-world-forum.org/events
The number of participants is limited. Please register until 13 May 2011 to reserve your place. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any questions or comments. Hints on relevant initiatives to consider in the ongoing dialogue are of course very welcome.
About the PCF World Forum
The PCF World Forum is a neutral platform to share practical experiences, knowledge and action towards climate-conscious consumption. The international platform provides orientation on current standardisation processes and creates opportunities for discussing and stimulating international corporate best practices to support low carbon and climate-conscious consumption models. www.pcf-world-forum.org