Issue #47, January 2023
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Next DSF Annual Meeting will be a hybrid meeting on 14 October 2023

The 2023 DSF Annual meeting will be delivered in a hybrid format with the return to a face to face format. The meeting will take place in Chicago, USA on 14 October, just prior to the IDF WDS, so please put the date in your diary. The virtual joining option will also be available for…

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DSF attains it’s 10 year anniversary - 2023!

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Launched in 2013, at the IDF World Dairy Summit in Yokohama, Japan, the DSF is the result of a global, collaborative project initiated and delivered by the dairy sector.

The DSF is designed to provide the monitoring and aggregate reporting model for the dairy sector, globally, generating…

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DSF starts Materiality Review of the 11 Sustainability Criteria

An important start to the next decade of the DSF involves the DSF undertaking a global review of the 11 sustainability Criteria that align the sustainability work the sector delivers. The DSF Governors want to ensure that the DSF remains fit for purpose as the dairy community…

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DSF Annual Reporting - now available in six languages!

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The DSF 2021 Annual Reporting is now available for download in six languages (Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish) on the DSF website homepage.  If any DSF Member would like to have access to any of the individual graphics from the DSF annual report, please…

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Update from the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15)

In December, the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) was held in Montréal, Quebec. Some colleagues from Dairy Farmers of Canada, DSF Implementing Members, attended the Conference and told us how they felt the outcomes of the meeting might impact on the dairy sector. The…

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GDP Analysis of UN Report on Net Zero Commitments

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Released this month, GDP’s analysis of a recently released report from a High Level Expert Group on the Net Zero Emissions Commitments of Non-State Entities. The group, formed by the UN Secretary General, was tasked with addressing net zero pledges and commitments from non-state actors, including…

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Exciting news on a new hydrogen-diesel hybrid engine – how could this support Agriculture?

Research engineers at the University of New South Wales, Australia, have announced that they have successfully modified a conventional diesel engine to use a mix of hydrogen and a small amount of diesel. They are claiming that their patented technology has cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by…

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Other sustainability news from Members

We continue to share dairy sustainability news from around the membership.

Danone announces an ambitious plan to reduce its methane emissions

Dairy Sustainability eNews from Australia

If you have sustainability materials or news you would like to share, please contact the DSF Secretariat.

January's food for thought...
  • New Survey: 87% of Agricultural Finance Institutions See Climate Change as a Material Risk to Business
  • Livestock: A Key Solution for the Climate Crisis and Women’s Empowerment
  • Why I worry for dairy-deprived mums and kids
  • WBCSD releases new climate transition scenario tool for companies in the Food, Agriculture…
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Upcoming dates

The 3rd Global Soil Biodiversity Conference, Dublin, Ireland – 13 - 15 March 2023
UN 2023 Water Conference, New York, US – 22 – 24 March 2023
World Milk Day – 1 June 2023
World Environment Day – 5 June 2023
DSF Annual Members Meeting (hybrid), Chicago. US – 14 October 2023 (details to follow)
GDP Annual Meeting, Chicago, US – 14 October 2023 (details to follow)
IDF World Dairy Summit, Chicago, US – 16 - 19 October
UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP 28), United Arab Emirates – 30 November – 12 December 2023

If you have any forthcoming events that you think would be of interest to the DSF community, please send details to the DSF Secretariat and we will do our best to include them in future newsletters.

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