Carbon standards in Latin America

Carbon standards were introduced by buyers to reduce the carbon footprint of consumer products, particularly in the agri-food chain. This week the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean organized a workshop on the issue. I presented ITC’s work in the area that focuses on supporting farmers reduce their carbon footprint and adapt to climate change. The discussion revolved around subjects like

  • how do you measure carbon footprints?
  • do farmers and exporters have the capacity to use complex methodologies?
  • there are problems of complying with different methodologies.

The subject is wide ranging but here are some more resources.

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