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.