WRAP agreement to halve greenhouse gas by 2030

The Courtauld Commitment, a voluntary agreement by the UK food and drink sector to deliver against the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 to halve food waste, is being shaken up and will now be central in achieving and monitoring progress towards net-zero ambitions and convening action on water stewardship in at-risk food sourcing locations.

Foremost is the first industry-wide collaborative action towards halving greenhouse gas emissions associated with food and drink consumed in the UK by 2030 – a critical milestone towards longer term net-zero objectives. This focus on measuring carbon along the entire food chain and acting on the results is being driven by environmental charity WRAP, the association of 80 businesses, trade bodies, NGOs, government departments and other organisations

Marcus Gover, WRAP CEO, said “I’m immensely proud of what we’ve achieved under the Courtauld Commitment 2025 during the last 5 years. But with COP26 fast approaching, the new Courtauld Commitment 2030 has been refreshed to build on this success and meet newer demands of climate action head on. Courtauld has always addressed the most significant sustainability challenges that the sector faces – carbon reduction, improved water stewardship and food waste. Climate change is the biggest threat we all face, and fixing food is vital. I believe Courtauld has never been more important as only fundamental change can reset our fragile global food system into a sustainable model that will feed us in the future and cut greenhouse gas emissions towards net-zero.”

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