How can carbon accounting accelerate action within the forest and land use sector?
02 Dec 21
Michele Zollinger, Scarlett Benson, Sandra Genee, Tilmann Silber and Toby Webb
Achieving the Paris Agreement targets requires a radical transformation of the world’s food and land use systems. The land sector alone can deliver at least 30% of the mitigation required to reach net-zero.
In this context, companies with a land-use footprint must embrace interventions to conserve and restore forests and other natural ecosystems in the landscapes they source from as part of their climate strategies. To help scale up these investments, carbon accounting frameworks that provide the right incentives are key.
This hour-long webinar assessed what’s required to drive urgency and transformation in the food and land use system. We discussed:
What is the role of carbon accounting rules to incentivize the right actions for transformation?
The challenges that need to be addressed to make these incentives work in practice
The challenges and opportunities for companies with a land-use footprint to invest and scale up natural climate solutions at a landscape level
Michele Zollinger, global sustainable sourcing for pulp and paper, and climate lead, Nestlé
Scarlett Benson, co-director of knowledge generation for the food and land use coalition (FOLU), SYSTEMIQ
Sandra Genee, head of value change initiative, SustainCERT
Tilmann Silber, strategy lead climate and nature, Barry Callebaut