Climate Change Adaptation Strategy in the Food Industry—Insights from Product Carbon and Water Footprints
AbstractClimate change adds an additional layer of complexity that needs to be considered in business strategy. For firms in the food industry, many of the important climate impacts are not directly related to food processing so a value chain approach to adaptation is recommended. However, there is a general lack of operational tools to support this. In this study, carbon and water footprints were conducted at a low-precision screening level in three case studies in Australia: Smith’s potato chips, OneHarvest Calypso™ mango and selected Treasury Wine Estates products. The approach was cost-effective when compared to high-definition studies intended to support environmental labels and declarations, yet provided useful identification of physical, financial, regulatory and reputational hotspots related to climate change. A combination of diagnostic footprinting, downscaled climate projection and semi-quantitative value chain analysis is proposed as a practical and relevant toolkit to inform climate adaptation strategies. View Full-Text
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Ridoutt, B.; Sanguansri, P.; Bonney, L.; Crimp, S.; Lewis, G.; Lim-Camacho, L. Climate Change Adaptation Strategy in the Food Industry—Insights from Product Carbon and Water Footprints. Climate 2016, 4, 26.
Ridoutt B, Sanguansri P, Bonney L, Crimp S, Lewis G, Lim-Camacho L. Climate Change Adaptation Strategy in the Food Industry—Insights from Product Carbon and Water Footprints. Climate. 2016; 4(2):26.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ridoutt, Bradley; Sanguansri, Peerasak; Bonney, Lawrence; Crimp, Steven; Lewis, Gemma; Lim-Camacho, Lilly. 2016. "Climate Change Adaptation Strategy in the Food Industry—Insights from Product Carbon and Water Footprints." Climate 4, no. 2: 26.