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The global wine trade’s carbon footprint – what is it and how can it be reduced?

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Leading experts will discuss the global wine trade’s contribution to the climate crisis and how it might be reduced.

The panel includes: Mike Barry (sustainability consultant and strategist), Sue Daniels (winemaker at Marks & Spencer, the world’s first major retailer to be certified carbon neutral), Chris Goodall (author of What we Need to Do Now: For a Zero Carbon Future) and Miguel A Torres (president of Familia Torres and founder of International Wineries for Climate Action).

The global wine trade contributes to climate change through its emission of greenhouse gases associated with the production of wine. The industry produces 260mHL annually, of which 106mHL are traded internationally. Whatever sector of the wine trade you are in, whether the company is large or small, we all generate carbon emissions that contribute to climate change, as fossil fuels and electricity are used for wine as well as packaging production, transport and distribution. This discussion will put the impact of the wine trade in context and investigate ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

This event will be moderated by Jane Masters MW with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions. This is the second webinar in a collection of sustainability-themed events. Visit the IMW webinar series page to view previous events or save the date for future sessions.

Panel
Chris Goodall – energy expert and author of What we Need to Do Now: For a Zero Carbon Future
Mike Barry – Sustainability Consultant and Strategist 
Miguel A Torres – president, Familia Torres and founder, International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA)
Sue Daniels – winemaker, Marks & Spencer (the world’s first major retailer to be certified carbon neutral)

About the IMW webinar series
Webinars are open to anyone who wishes to attend. Registrations are capped and will close when fully booked. All guests are welcome to submit questions in advance or during the webinar. The IMW uses the Zoom webinar platform, instructions on how to join will be emailed to you. Please check your junk or spam folder if you do not receive an email confirmation when registering. Unless specified otherwise, webinars are recorded and will be made available online here a few days after the event.

If you have any questions, please contact Belinda Eaton at beaton@mastersofwine.org.