A group representing the world's dairy industry will sign a "Global Dairy Agenda for Action” Sept. 24, pledging to reduce carbon emissions as part of its contribution to help address global warming.
The document will be signed during the World Dairy Summit in Berlin, Germany, by seven organizations on behalf of the world's dairy associations and companies.
The declaration also seeks the support of policy makers to provide a supportive regulatory policy environment that recognizes the important economic, social and environmental contributions of the dairy industry.
"This Agenda for Action represents an unprecedented level of cooperation across national borders and along the dairy supply chain,” says Povl Krogsgaard, deputy managing director for Arla Foods on behalf of Global Dairy Platform.
"This initiative encourages and shares new and innovative technologies and practices for including energy efficiencies on our farms, by food manufacturers and in our warehouses,” adds Richard Doyle, president of the International Dairy Federation.
The Global Dairy Agenda for Action is intended as a living document and committed to reporting progress on a regular and transparent basis. The first report will occur in 24 months and biannually thereafter.
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Catherine Merlo is Western editor for Dairy Today. You can reach her at email@example.com.