Revised global Carbon Footprint methodology for the dairy industry published

Date: 15.09.2022Source: International Dairy Federation

A new edition of the IDF bulletin dedicated to the second update of the IDF Global Carbon Footprint methodology for the dairy sector was published today. The new methodology was presented at a special session during IDF World Dairy Summit 2022 in Delhi, India. The purpose of this bulletin is to share the revised IDF Carbon Footprint methodology with the intention of creating an LCA Global Standard that can assist the dairy industry in its efforts to reduce GHG emissions across all its value chains.

Since the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam of 2016 was signed by IDF and FAO, there is a strong commitment to mitigate climate change and having the most up-to-date tools to calculate the emissions is critical for this.

Said Caroline Emond, IDF Director General: “We can’t reduce what we cannot measure”.

Accordingly, this IDF global Carbon Footprint standard for the dairy industry is a fundamentally important document for the sector, to understand the sources and profile of greenhouse gas emissions across the dairy regions of the world and to implement targeted actions to mitigate these as the sector progresses on its journey towards net zero. The revised methodology has been developed by IDF to be used by the dairy cattle farming and dairy manufacturing sectors as well as by anyone else committed to assessing the Carbon Footprint of their production systems and products by using an LCA approach. The revision was carried out by the IDF LCA Action Team, integrated by 50 experts from 17 countries, who reviewed the latest science and best practices available.  For more visit fil-idf.org

David Cox / IDM

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