Calculating farming’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions is difficult, but experts agree that feeding the world’s people has tremendous climate and environmental impacts.
Agriculture directly accounts for 10-12 percent of ghg emissions. We must address this if we are to meet the 2°C limit agreed upon at COP21.
After a launch of the Global Compact Network Canada’s inaugural Reporting Peer Review Program this summer, a second cohort of Canadian companies successfully completed the program this October.
"I have come to believe that climate change is the existential issue of our age. I don’t believe we have a focus or action in relation to it that is remotely commensurate with the risk that we face. I believe that if we don’t address climate change, the effects will not only be severe but...catastrophic."
The benefits of a simple metric are clear; every day employees in our company can tabulate and understand their collective impact towards a variety of social initiatives.