|Good looks like business supporting farmers and workers who are suffering the harmful effects of climate change. Businesses must commit to paying a fairer price for produce. Fairer prices, fairer trading practices and paying a living income are key to supporting the communities on the front line of the climate crisis.|
What’s more, the UK Government and the private sector must act quickly to decarbonise our supply chains. It is important that they do this in a way that is just, fair and does not cut producers out from supply chains. We must ensure government policy encourages (and where needed, compels) businesses to act to bring down supply chain emissions. The UK Government made a welcome announcement earlier this year that they will count international aviation and shipping (including from freight) in the UK’s climate targets going forward. This sends a strong signal that our imported emissions need to come down. We now need to see further support from UK climate aid and private finance towards on-farm programmes to shift to more sustainable means of production, and collective action to find greener freight alternatives in the coming decades.