15 th conference on UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Key issues of; ‘Hearts & minds’ CO2e mitigation (reduction) targets replacing those for 2012. Finance/ technology for adaptation in poorer countries. Protecting forests
Summer and December follow-ups will ensure continued visibility NGOs will continue to look for advocacy Early adoption/ support for best practices e.g. carbon reporting Tensions in movement from policy to action Focus on ‘hotspots’ 1: Hearts & Minds- winning over the critics?
Extension of carbon metrics to; waste (packaging), sourcing, diets Water, and transport Carbon pricing and taxing Carbon league tables and benchmarks Growing importance of food supply chain Walmart Sustainability Index Tesco FMCG Pledge Carbon Trust label 2: Mitigation- carbon with everything?
Energy & water security Responsible exits Market opportunities 3: Adaptation- compensation or opportunity?
Sustainable sourcing of key commodities: Palm oil Soy Coffee Beef Leather products Wood (board packaging) 4: Protecting forests- sustainability of high impact commodities?
Ensure that you’re carbon literate- ‘know the hotspots’ Invest in technology, innovation and efficiency Engage in the debates- ‘track the trends’ Sustainable sourcing HAVE A PLAN! Summary