Background Resource: Climate & Food – Reducing Food System Emissions

Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel use and emissions from refrigerant gases are the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in the post-production portions of the food system.

In BC alone, emissions from food distribution, processing, retail, and food services sectors combined are projected to emit nearly a million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per year.

Learn more about the potential reduction opportunities for BC’s food sector.

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