Global roundtable for sustainable beef flies the flag for industry at COP27

Global roundtable for sustainable beef flies the flag for industry at COP27

The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) will be representing the beef industry at COP27 to discuss sustainability progress across the beef supply chain.

Attending on behalf of the GRSB will be executive director Ruaraidh Petre, regional director for South America Josefina Eisele and Bob Lowe, GRSB vice president. 

COP27 delegates will hear how GRSB and its members aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for each kilogramme of beef produced, and improve the accuracy of measuring them. The important contributions of the beef industry to global food security and the vital nutrients beef provides will also be explored.

One of the panel events, Towards Sustainable Grassland and Livestock Management, will be held at 10:30am on the 17th November and will be moderated by Josefina Eisele. Other speakers include: Claire Cvitanovich, US Koronivia negotiator; Vicky Gandini, negotiator for Argentina on Koronivia UNFCCC; Guillaume Roué, Ppresident of the International Meat Secretariat; and Alberto Yanoksy, Guyra Paraguay. Alongside panel members, GRSB will spotlight work on its global goals and provide a clear path to future progress.

Josefina Eisele, regional director, South America, GRSB, said: “We are proud to be hosting this panel on the behalf of the beef industry and are excited to explore the key issues in sustainable beef production with experts within the industry, as well as showcase the innovative work of our members.”

Ruaraidh Petre will be speaking at an event on the 14th November at 11:30am chaired by the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network, and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa. He will also be taking part in the Sustainable Livestock: Part of the Solution to the Climate Crisis panel, hosted by the US Dairy Export Council, on the 12th November at 1:30pm.

Ruaraidh Petre, executive director of GRSB, added: “It is an honour to be representing our members at COP27 and highlighting the vital work they do to power progress. We also look forward to sharing the ways in which we are investing in beef sector mitigation and resilience programs to better support our members in their climate goals.”

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