2021 Global Sustainability Goal:
Climate

Reducing global warming impact on a pathway to climate neutrality.

GRSB aims to globally reduce by 30% the net global warming impact of each unit of beef by 2030, on a pathway to climate neutrality.

In order to support the urgent global ambition of limiting global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees by 2030, GRSB members will implement and incentivise climate smart beef production, processing, and trade, while safeguarding and building upon the carbon stores in soil and landscapes.

Reducing atmospheric greenhouse gases requires both emissions reduction and carbon sequestration, making agriculture a key player in positively sequestering carbon in soils. 

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that grasslands alone could sequester 54 to 216 million tonnes of carbon annually by 2030. 

Many GRSB members, including all processers and major retailers and several producer organisations, have already set goals that align with the broader GRSB goal.

Roundtable members are also committing to investing in research and development of climate-smart practices, tools, and knowledge. Investment has already been made in areas including detailed analysis of carbon sequestration.

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