Climate Strike: How sustainable sugarcane can play a part

20th September 2019

Today, thousands of people all over the world are taking the streets to call for stronger action on the climate crisis. From Auckland to Berlin, New York to London, people are making it clear that the status quo is not a tenable option.

Action needs to be taken in all walks of life – and how we grow our crops for food and fuels can play a huge part in mitigating climate change.

Growing and processing sugarcane, as the world’s biggest crop by biomass, in a sustainable way, is crucial.

With climate change affecting every country and sugarcane demand expected to double, a scientific study published in the prestigious PNAS journal suggests globally consistent sustainability standards like Bonsucro offer an effective roadmap to reducing negative impacts of sugarcane production.

The report reveals how global adoption of Bonsucro’s voluntary sustainability standard could halve greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (51%) in sugarcane production. With GHG emissions at the highest levels in history, the report highlights Bonsucro’s ability to provide scalable solutions to tackle climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To find out more about Bonsucro’s Impacts, go here.