IWCA launches 3rd Annual Report: Disclosing progress in reducing GHG emissions in the wine industry

24 November 2023

Founded by Familia Torres, Spain, and Jackson Family Wines, California, in 2019, International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA) has just released its 3rd Annual Report setting another milestone for the international collective of 45 pioneering wine producing companies and evidencing its tremendous work during the last 12 months to reduce carbon emissions within the wine industry.

Representing 139 wineries in 11 countries, IWCA has become the most rigorous standard for climate action in the wine sector. IWCA has now established itself as the benchmark certification process and a leading movement for climate action in the wine industry: mobilizing dozens of major wine producers, applying global science-based standards to the wine business, and standardizing GHG accounting methodologies in the wine sector.

The 3rd IWCA Annual Report captures a year of dynamism, growth, and progress for the organization. Its members have reported tangible and significant GHG emissions in line with the United Nation’s Race to Zero Campaign. H.E. Razan Al Mubarak United Nations’ Climate Change High-Level Champion, and President of International Union for Conservation of Nature (2021-2025) joins wine producers, retailers, educational institutions, industry partners, and media in celebrating IWCAs tangible action in achieving measurable results.

Commenting on the annual report, Miguel A. Torres, President of IWCA said, “At the gates of COP28, the publication of a new IWCA Annual Report is an accomplishment in collaborative climate action that leads wine to become a symbol of real climate mitigation.”

The 3rd IWCA Annual Report showcases IWCA members’ individual efforts in their journey to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, giving an exclusive snapshot of how wineries are adopting innovative practices in the face of climate change. It is an essential read for commentators, opinion-formers, buyers, and fellow winery owners who appreciate the real need to tackle the climate crisis in the context of the long-term sustainability of the wine industry.