19 May '17, 9am

Low-carbon bubbly: Champagne industry adapts to climate change

Green businesses with something to celebrate could do worse than pop open the champagne. The small but globally-renowned wine-growing region has been plugging away quietly at its environmental and sustainability practices now for nearly two decades, with significant success. The industry is on track to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by a quarter by 2020, against 2003 levels, and ambitious plans are under way to deliver a 75 percent cut by 2050. But anyone seeking to label the region's environmental efforts as the work of 'champagne environmentalists ' should think again, because for champagne's winemakers sustainability is not some marketing spin, but a matter of stark necessity. Across the region climate change is not some distant threat, but an ever-present reality to which they've already had to adapt. After all, the smallest changes in soil, sun, harvest and terroir ...

Full article: https://www.greenbiz.com/article/low-carbon-bubbly-champa...

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