Dairy Methane Action Alliance

Dairy Methane Action Alliance

Climate Leadership in Action

Recognizing the urgency of the climate crisis and the significant role of the food sector in reducing global emissions of methane, the Dairy Methane Action Alliance has stepped forward to catalyze accountability, transparency, and ambitious climate action within the food industry.

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This global initiative accelerates action and accountability on methane across the dairy sector. By joining this groundbreaking initiative, signatory companies commit to annually account for and publicly disclose methane emissions within their dairy supply chains, and to publish & implement a comprehensive methane action plan by the end of 2024. Environmental Defense Fund and the sustainability nonprofit Ceres will hold these companies accountable as their plans are implemented.

This is only the beginning. Now, we’re calling on all companies in the global dairy supply chain to join this effort to expedite methane reductions and deliver larger impact and scale.

40%

of global methane emissions caused by humans come from agriculture.

The Methane Moment

A potent greenhouse gas, methane has 80 times the warming power of carbon dioxide in the first twenty years after it enters the atmosphere. Agriculture is responsible for nearly 40% of human-caused methane emissions, the majority of which comes from livestock. Collective action on methane today will avoid the worst impacts of climate change–and we’ll see the difference in our lifetimes.

Secure Our Food Future

The agricultural industry keeps the world fed, with an estimated one billion people globally depending on the dairy sector for providing some portion of their livelihood. The sector is also on the frontlines of climate impacts that make it harder to produce food. Pursuing ambitious climate action in the dairy sector will result in a triple win, benefiting farmers’ livelihoods, food security, and the climate.

Secure our food future

Join the Dairy Methane Action Alliance

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Why Act on Methane?

  • We cannot choose between food security and environmental sustainability – they are one and the same.
  • Collective action on methane today will avoid the worst impacts of climate change–and we’ll see the difference in our lifetimes.
  • Pursuing ambitious climate action in the dairy sector will result in a triple win, benefiting farmers’ livelihoods, food security, and the climate.

EDF Dairy Experts

Katie Anderson
Katie Anderson

Senior Director
EDF+Business Food & Forests

Vrashabh Kapate

Manager, Dairy Industry
EDF+Business Food & Forests

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