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World Resources Institute Launches Global Food and Climate Initiative

At the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, ten food companies who together distribute over 60 million meals per year, have launched an initiative called the Cool Food Pledge, with the aim of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2030, and the objective of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.

The Cool Food Pledge is an initiative of the World Resources Institute, UN Environment, Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance, Health Care Without Harm, Practice Greenhealth, and Climate Focus. It plans to aid participants in tracking the impact of the food they produce, and in developing plans to create dishes with smaller climate footprints. The signatories pledge to “provide delicious food that is better for the planet” and will connect them with organisations producing innovative products, solutions, and training.

Members of the Cool Food Pledge at present includes: California Academy of Sciences, Genentech, Max Burgers, Monde Nissin, Morgan Stanley, UC Davis Medical Center, UCLA Health, UC San Diego Health, UCSF Health, and WeWork. They intend to have 250 participants by 2021.

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