Mapping the global decarbonation landscape.
Pressure is mounting for companies to decarbonise their value chains quickly and equitably. In the lead up to this year’s Global Stocktake at COP28 to assess the world’s collective progress towards Net Zero, companies are still struggling to reach targets – 93% are at risk of missing their net zero targets . Reaching net zero is no longer just a carbon and climate story – companies must also embed nature, biodiversity, and communities in their transitions.
The Climate x Nature x Ag Ecosystem Map highlights a curated selection of assets to help kick-start or advance action on land and agricultural emissions, which make up 70% of the food sector’s total footprint. The Map supports users wherever they are on their decarbonisation journey, as described by the Race to Zero criteria – starting with guidance (Pledge), target-setting (Plan) and through to implementation (Proceed), data management and reporting (Publish).
The Playbook will be launched at COP27, where a key theme is making good on the commitments made at COP26 and demonstrating action. With the industry contributing approximately one-third of total global emissions, we’ve reached the point when Consumer companies must transition from commitment to action on net zero.
This Playbook outlines what is possible, how to get started, and provides real case studies demonstrating how industry leaders are already taking action across key decarbonization levers, including sustainable agriculture, plastics & packaging, transport & logistics, consumer use, and supplier enablement. Developed in partnership between The Consumer Goods Forum, its members, and Accenture, the Playbook serves as a Consumer industry executive’s guide for developing and operationalizing decarbonization roadmaps.
The Carbon Solutions Hub is a knowledge repository for consumer goods manufacturers and retailers that aggregates resources from across the sustainability ecosystem to help companies navigate their climate journeys. Companies can find case studies, tools and learnings on decarbonisation, the Race to Zero campaign, and ideas on how to operationalise net zero. The Carbon Solutions Hub – developed in collaboration with Accenture – is hosted by the CGF and supports its work as an official Accelerator of the UN’s Race to Zero.