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Policy

The FAIRR Initiative has launched a new policy workstream to engage with governments, regulators, industry bodies and investors in promoting a greater understanding of the ESG risks surrounding intensive animal agriculture, and build increased engagement around sustainable policies and business practices.

For more information, please contactHelena Wright, Policy Director

Where's the Beef?

Join investors in highlighting the critical need to reduce the global GHG emissions of the animal agriculture sector, and the opportunities presented by COP26 to foreground protein production and consumption in the climate conversation.

23 %

of total anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions in the period 2007-2016 came from agriculture, forestry and other land use.

Over 90 %

of current NDCs fail to account for the whole food system.

The EU Taxonomy

In a recent webinar, co-hosted by the FAIRR Initiative and the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), we heard from experts in sustainable finance, academia and policy for the latest updates on the EU Taxonomy regulation and its implications for investors. The recording is now available to watch here on-demand.

In October 2021, a group of investors and financial advisers, who collectively represent over $3.5 trillion in assets, also sent a letter to the EU Commission highlighting the significance of the agricultural sector in achieving net zero and calling for a robust sustainable finance taxonomy that promotes biodiversity and aligns with the 1.5-degree goal.

FAIRR at COP26

In November 2021, the FAIRR Initiative participated in the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow where the FAIRR team hosted and spoke at several events, including a high-level presidency event on a just transition and a number of side events looking at carbon pricing, NDCs and food security. Recordings of these sessions are now available to watch on-demand.

Additionally, a series of announcements were made at COP26 on the topics of deforestation, methane, and the transition to net zero. You can access a summary of key policy announcements here. In this blog, our Policy Director, Dr Helena Wright, also outlines the need for a 1.5-degree roadmap for the agriculture and land-use sector.