reduce your carbon footprint
GHG emissions reduced across all scopes in line with the 1.5-degree science-based target (SBT)
Food systems are responsible for about a third of global GHG emissions. Without transforming food systems we cannot limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. We cannot phase out food in the same way we can phase out fossil fuels, but food systems can be part of the solution to the climate crisis. Nature-positive food systems will help reduce emissions and also sequester carbon. But realising the potential of food systems to help mitigate climate change requires systemic approaches. Piecemeal action will not lead to change. https://wwf.panda.org/discover/our_focus/food_practice/food_climate_cop26/
Set and publicly communicate a science-based target aligned to a 1.5-degree pathway for scope 1 and 2 emissions.
Commit to reducing your scope 3 emissions and establish a target.
Measure the GHG footprint in scopes 1 and 2 (suppliers), plus scope 3 (retailers), reduce GHG emissions in line with the 1.5-degree science based target and offset any remaining emissions e.g. by protecting and restoring natural habitats that sequester carbon.
Require public emissions reporting in supplier contracts. Collaborate with supply chain partners to make the necessary reductions, including those detailed in the deforestation, diets, agriculture and marine sections of the principles.
Advocate for EC governments to take action to support a net zero transition based on the 1.5-degree pathway.
Advocate for consistent mandatory reporting to create a level playing field.
Advocate for incentives and financial support for businesses to make the transition to carbon neutrality.
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WWF is one of the world’s largest independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in more than 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
As a member of the WWF global network, WWF-CEE exists to promote WWF’s mission across seven countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Member organizations include WWF-Bulgaria, WWF-Hungary, WWF-Romania, WWF-Slovakia, WWF-Ukraine and WWF in Czechia.