Livestock Industry Greatly Underestimates Carbon Emissions, Endangering Paris Climate Agreement
June 11, 2018
By greatly underestimating their greenhouse gas emissions, the livestock industry is placing the Paris Climate Agreement in jeopardy because we do not know just how big an impact this industry is having on climate change
DIMITRI LASCARIS:This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News Network from Montreal, Canada.
According to a groundbreaking index launched last week, meat and fish companies may be putting the implementation of the Paris climate accord in jeopardy by failing to properly measure and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions. According to the new index, which is named the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index, nearly three quarters of the world’s biggest meat and fish companies have provided little or no evidence to show that they are measuring or reporting their emissions.
Now here to discuss this with us is Maria Lettini. Maria is the director of the FAIRR initiative, an institutional investor network whose members manage assets of over $6 trillion. Maria has been working with investors for over 20 years, and within the sustainability space for over 8 years. At FAIRR she’s focused on helping investors understand and incorporate material, environmental, and social risks into their assessment of global food companies. And she joins us today from London, in the United Kingdom. Thank you very much for joining us today, Maria.