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Paris Climate Conference Results: Wine Regions take the lead

After an international meeting for COP21 in Paris and a landmark agreement, wine regions are taking implementation seriously. Places like Napa Valley and Champagne are experimenting with varying environmental, political, and regulatory atmospheres to address climate change.

In Champagne in France, carbon reducing and environmental sustainability initiatives are not new. Up to 15 years ago, Champagne established plans to decrease carbon emissions in vineyards, production facilities, and international freight. In Napa Valley, CA, a scientific study and analysis spanning multiple years, has help identify water saving and waste reducing techniques to lower carbon emissions.

With two regions across the globe taking climate change seriously, other wine communities will follow suite given the connection to wine with climate, terroir, and different techniques.

 

Source: The Hill