According to the latest analysis, agricultural soil has the potential to sequester 27% of the carbon emissions required to meet 2°C targets.
From CDP's alignment with the ISSB to the value of global water sources, in this weekly round-up we explore the latest developments regarding corporate initiatives, sustainability reports and key industry updates.
The co-founder of second-hand clothes marketplace Vinted, Mantas Mikuckas, has invested €1 million to support the green transformation of agriculture. This will take the form of debt capital deployed to small and medium-sized farms through the climate tech, HeavyFinance.
The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform has launched a global framework for regenerative agriculture involving consumer goods giants, farmers and academia, clarifying the confusion around regenerative practices.
It’s been an exciting week, with the UNGA calling for greater climate ambition, a scale up of carbon removals and more countries signing on to the anti-fossil fuel treaty, while the UK backed off its enabling policies for the net transition. Investment continues apace however, and more and more it looks like a race to see who is going to take advantage of the transition opportunity, and who is going to continue to pass the buck until the impacts bite.
The FAIRR investor network has conducted a first-of-its-kind analysis into commitments on regenerative agriculture by 79 global food and retail giants, worth over $3 trillion and representing almost a third of the sector - and they're not making progress.
Global agrifood impact investor Astanor Ventures has announced the close of its second venture fund at €360 million.
Last week was a mixed bag, with Energy Ministers holding the first of pre-COP meetings failing to agree on an approach to the fossil fuel problem, Republican’s attempting federal rules for banning ESG activity but a growth in finance for climate action, circular economy and more. Much of the news flow these days seems scary and depressing but remember that the technology and expertise exists to address climate change and sustainability challenges – we just need to get the political will aligned.
From the UK's delay of the extended producer responsibility scheme to large corporations teaming up with their value chains, in this weekly round-up we explore the latest developments regarding corporate initiatives, sustainability reports and key industry updates.
Although awareness of why we need to respect and protect nature is slow at being turned into action, appetite for new technologies and sustainable products is spurring investment across many sectors.