Carbon Cop out

Posted on 23 Dec 2009 by The Manufacturer

FDF expresses disappointment at last week's Copenhagen climate conference

Andrew Kuyk, director of sustainability for the Food and Drink Federation, said: “In common with many other sectors, UK food and drink manufacturers were looking to Copenhagen to set a clear and legally binding framework for concerted and equitable international action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage the development of new low carbon technologies to help address the challenges of climate change while continuing to ensure food security.

“It seems clear that the outcome has fallen significantly short of these expectations and left many questions unanswered. This will inevitably add to the uncertainties for all businesses in what are still very difficult economic and competitive circumstances.

“In the meantime, FDF members remain committed to reducing their environmental impact through FDF’s Five-fold Environmental Ambition, which we will be reviewing next year in light of these and any further developments.”