Cool Farm Biodiversity on the Move – Open Call to Join Working Group

Call for Interest – Join Our New Project Working Group for the Cool Farm Tool Biodiversity Module Sustainability consultancy 3Keel are supporting the Cool Farm Alliance to build on the momentum behind the Cool Farm Tool’s existing biodiversity module with the view to establishing it as the industry standard for taking management decisions in support of on-farm biodiversity in a traceable, comparable and fair way. … Read More

Pioneering methodology for quantifying carbon sequestration in perennial cropping systems

The Cool Farm Alliance co-created with sustainability consulting group Quantis, soil scientists and industry organisations a new methodology framework for carbon sequestration in perennial cropping systems. This new approach to removals accounting aims to inspire industry-wide change through a credible method based in science, and enables improved progress-tracking, decision-making and science-based target setting in forest, land and agriculture. Land-based industries … Read More

Biodiversity Priorities for New Zealand’s Agriculture

In a recent publication, lead developer of the Cool Farm Biodiversity metric, professor Lynn Dicks from Cambridge University, worked together with co-authors Catriona MacLeod, Angela Brandt and Kevin Collins to set biodiversity priorities for New Zealand’s agricultural landscape. The priorities should reflect the biodiversity outcomes that matter most to the stakeholders involved in the sector and the management practices they … Read More

Cool Farm Alliance – Public Annual Report 2021

  One year into the “decade of action,” the Cool Farm Alliance is at an inflection point. As the world wakes up to our collective responsibility to deliver a net-zero emissions world, food and agriculture companies are leaning in with supply chain programs that depend on being able to quantify agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, carbon sequestration, biodiversity and water conservation. … Read More

EcoWinery: Using the Cool Farm Tool for Product Environmental footprints (PEF) in vineyards

In this second newsletter bulletin of the EcoWinery Project, you receive a quick overview of the project around the determination of PEF parameters in Cypriot grape production, carried out by the Cyprus University of Technology in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen and the Cool Farm Alliance. View the newsletter here: 2nd EcoWinery Newsletter 2021  

Regenerative Agriculture and Climate Change

The term “regenerative agriculture” is gaining prominence in climate-related conversations. It dates back to the 1980s when Robert Rodale coined the term, “regenerative organic agriculture” as way to express that organic should be more than simply avoiding chemical inputs. The term has been defined and re-defined by many different authors, sometimes describing very different concepts from each other. Some recurring themes … Read More

Cool Farm Impact Report

This report offers exciting insights into the impacts of Cool Farm Tool use on the global challenge of climate change and how the CFT has helped members to drive their sustainability programmes. Don’t miss this whirl-wind tour of approaches, achievements, experiences and plans to drive GHG emission reductions in agriculture globally. Read our Cool Farm Impact Report here…

Cool Farm Biodiversity metric comes to the tropics and dry shrublands

Following the successful development of the Cool Farm Tool Biodiversity metric for farms in the Temperate Forest biome, the initiative is being expanded to cover Mediterranean and Semi-Arid as well as Tropical Forest biomes. These regions are highly important for global agricultural production and include some of the world’s most rapidly expanding agricultural areas. At the same time, they have … Read More

Breaking down science-based targets and how they can help set sustainability goals

Ever since the publication of IPCC’s 2018 special report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC , there should be little doubt that achieving a net-zero global economy by 2030 is essential to limit global warming to the 1.5 or 2 ºC targets of the Paris Accord. This requires immediate,  substantial emission reductions and commitments by everyone — individuals, companies, organisations, … Read More