Carbon Transition Initiative: The Role of Agriculture and Food Supply Chains in Carbon Transition

This event continued our series of webinars highlighting the role of various sectors in carbon transition. Production of food, including agriculture, is one of the largest contributors to GHG emissions, and hence, to global warming. Deforestation, change of land use, methane emissions from cattle and fertilizers are just a few of the relevant issues. 

During this webinar, EMIA’s Nadine Cavusoglu, Director of the Agriculture Program, discussed these and other issues with Glenn Hurowitz, CEO and Founder of Mighty Earth, a global advocacy organization that has achieved significant successes in fighting against deforestation, improving agricultural practices, and strengthening sustainability along the food distribution and retail chains. The following questions were addressed -

  • What is the role of agriculture and food production in GHG emissions? Where are they emitted along the supply chain?
  • What are the most significant risks and opportunities along the food production and distribution chain?
  • Based on the experience of Mighty Earth, what are some examples of best practices among EM companies or governments? 
  • What new approaches or technologies are particularly worth adopting by businesses?
  • How can investors help in reducing the carbon footprint of the food production industry?

The webinar is open to financial professionals, issuers, and EMIA partners only.