Climate change action needed by industry

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Climate crisis beings great opportunity for advanced technologies, but political leaders must push industry into actions, says Danisco’s CEO.

As the climate change talks get underway in Copenhagen today, Tom Knutzen said the world’s environmental leaders must work toward setting ambitious sustainability targets.

“The climate crisis also brings great opportunity – now is the time to act. Technologies to mitigate industrial climate impacts are available today, with advanced breakthroughs on the horizon. Yet, to fully tap this vast potential, industry needs clear political objectives and legislative mandates to adapt their business strategies and further drive clean technologies, develop environmentally beneficial products and increase their operational efficiencies,”​ he said.

A recent World Wide Fund report found that industrial biotech has the potential to reduce carbon by up to 2.5 billion tonnes per year, in addition to the low-carbon potential of biofuels.

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