Ryan says agrifood firms could be responsible for their supplying farmers’ emissions

A similar move has already happened in New Zealand, forcing food companies to account for so-called ‘Scope 3 emissions’

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
14th November, 2021
Ryan says agrifood firms could be responsible for their supplying farmers’ emissions
Eamon Ryan, Climate Minister: ‘I am always saying to the Irish food companies, you are going to have to account for your Scope 3 emissions.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Agrifood companies may become responsible for the emissions of the farmers that supply them, Eamon Ryan warned last week from the Cop26 climate change conference in Glasgow.

The Minister for Environment was speaking following a meeting with James Shaw, the New Zealand climate minister, on the disclosure of climate risks and environmental accounting, which New Zealand has become the first country in the world to make mandatory in a law passed last month.

Ryan said...

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