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Take Action Now - Sign the Declaration!  

We’re joining our friends at The Climate Coalition calling for a cleaner, greener, fairer future for all. Tell our Prime Minister that you want ambitious action on climate justice by adding your name their declaration NOW. 

 

Dear Prime Minister, 

The time is now to lead the UK towards a healthier, greener, fairer future. Ahead of hosting the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow in 2021, we can build back better together if we:

  • Unleash a clean energy revolution  that boosts jobs across the UK, making our transport, power and housing fit for the future
  • Protect, restore and expand our green and wild spaces; allowing nature to thrive, taking carbon from the air and boosting the nation’s health
  • Leave no one behind by increasing support to those most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change at home and abroad

The UK must lead the world by ensuring our recovery gets us on track to net-zero emissions and limits the rise in global temperature to 1.5 degrees C. Our best chance of building a resilient economy goes hand in hand with tackling climate change.

We are ready to play our part, and we call on you to join us.  

 

The Time is Now!

It’s a critical time for climate justice. As the UK, and the whole world, are recovering from the devastating effects of COVID we need to ensure that we build back better. 

We need a resilient recovery. We need a clean energy revolution. We need jobs, housing and transport which are fit for the future. We need to ensure those most vulnerable to the impact of climate change are supported. We need to ensure this recovery keeps global warming in check. 

At this crucial time we need to pressure our leaders. We need to raise our voices and demand our government gets us on track to reach net-zero emissions and limit the rise in global temperature to 1.5 degrees Celcius.

 

Climate Change is About Justice

At Ben & Jerry’s, we understand that climate change is not only the single biggest threat to our planet’s ecosystems and species, it is an existential threat to all life on the Earth.

From drought and devastating wildfires, to accelerating rates of sea level rise and more powerful hurricanes, the real victims of a warming planet are not just polar bears and ice caps, but people.

However, the effects of climate change are not felt equally. It is cruel irony that frontline and indigenous communities that had no role in creating this problem, are those that are already being impacted first and worst by climate change. We must place issues of fairness and justice at the centre of the fight to combat climate change.  

 

What Does it Mean for Ben & Jerry's?

As a for profit ice cream company, we’re part of the problem, but we’ve committed ourselves to be a catalyst for solutions, both within our business and at the economy wide policy level. We’ve committed to reduce the full lifecycle emissions of our company, which includes our own emissions and our supply chain. Click here to read more.

Policies we Support

In addition to our work to reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of our business and meet our Science Based Targets, we’re also fierce advocates for policies that rapidly decarbonize the global economy consistent with the latest science. We will continue to use our influence as a company and the connection we have with our fans to advocate for the following policies: 

  • Put a price on carbon 
  • Reduce carbon emissions (which means reducing fossil fuels) by at least 45% by 2030 
  • Transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050 
  • Stop using coal entirely 
  • Leave fossil fuels in the ground 
  • Divest fully from the fossil fuel industry 
  • Stop deforestation of old growth tropical forests 
  • Adopt regenerative agriculture practices that restore and maintain soil health and sequester carbon. 
  • Ensure support for developing countries’ mitigation and adaptation  
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    The Climate Collation are the UK’s largest group of people dedicated to action against climate change. They are a group of over 140 organisations — including the National Trust, Women's Institute, Oxfam, and RSPB — and 22 million voices strong. They reach across the UK to show the love for all the things we want to protect from climate change, and to ask politicians to put aside their differences and commit to doing whatever is necessary to protect them.

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FAQs
  • At Ben & Jerry’s, we understand that climate change is not only the single biggest threat to our planet’s ecosystems and species, it is an existential threat to all life on the Earth.

    As a for profit ice cream company, we’re part of the problem, but we’ve committed ourselves to be a catalyst for solutions, both within our business and at the economy wide policy level. As an activist  we want to galvanise the power of people to call on their leaders to make radical and significant changes on the issue of climate justice. 

    Find our full climate position statement here.

  • We’ve been campaigning for issues of equality and justice for as long as we’ve been scooping ice cream, and climate change is as much about justice as it is about greenhouse gases. Because while climate change affects us all, it doesn’t affect us all equally. 

    It is cruel irony that frontline and indigenous communities that had no role in creating this problem, are those that are already being impacted first and worst by climate change. We must place issues of fairness and justice at the centre of our demands.  

    We also see the impacts of climate change on the many people we’re connected with as a business, including our Fairtrade suppliers in the global south, who are at real risk from a warming planet. We have a responsibility to use our platform to advocate for a new future.

  • As a for profit ice cream company, we’re part of the problem, but we’ve committed ourselves to be a catalyst for solutions, both within our business and at the economy wide policy level. We’ve committed to reduce the full lifecycle emissions of our company, which includes our own emissions and our supply chain. Find out more here.

  • Yes! Our work is guided by our science-based greenhouse gas emission reduction goals we have set for our business. Our goals are part of the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), an independent third party standard in partnership with the WWF, the Carbon Disclosure Project, World Resources Institute, and the UN Global Compact.  SBTi verifies greenhouse gas emission reduction goals for companies that are rooted in the latest climate science and consistent with pathways to keep average global temperature rise below 1.5ºC.  Ben & Jerry’s uses 2015 as our baseline year and our approved science-based targets are:

    • 100% renewable energy by 2025
    • 40% reduction in greenhouse gas intensity by 2025
    • 80% reduction in greenhouse gas intensity by 2050

  • The single largest source of our emissions come from the production of milk and cream used in the base mix of our dairy products. On-farm emissions represent about half of our carbon footprint across the entire lifecycle of our products. Our approach is to partner with the farmers that produce our milk and cream to reduce the environmental impact of this part of our business. 

    We’ve been investing in technologies, research trials and agricultural practices that reduce on-farm emissions. This includes technologies that have the potential to reduce the impact dairy farming has on the climate and ecosystems. 

    In addition, our growing family of Non-Dairy flavours are an important part of achieving our targets. Each pint of non-dairy Ben & Jerry’s has a carbon footprint roughly half that of a pint of our dairy ice cream and so we’re strategically investing to grow our non-dairy business globally to help achieve our Science Based targets. 

    Find out more here

  • We’re in a unique moment in history, where we have the opportunity to radically change the way our world operates. We’ve seen it’s possible to completely rewrite the rules, and with people power – we can call on governments to rebuild for a cleaner, greener and fairer future for everyone. 

    Ben & Jerry’s believe we must place issues of fairness and equality at the centre of the fight for climate justice, and so as members of The Climate Coalition we’re using our voice to scoop up support for their ‘The Time is Now’ campaign. 

    The campaign is calling for a cleaner, greener, fairer future and asks our Prime Minister to:

    • Unleash a clean energy revolution that boosts jobs for people across the UK, making our transport, power and housing fit for the future
    • Protect, restore and expand our green and wild spaces; allowing nature to thrive, taking carbon from the air and boosting people’s health 

    Leave no one behind by increasing support to people who are the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change at home and abroad.

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