As an industry heavily dependent on the bounty of nature, alcoholic beverage production is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. A warmer and less predictable climate will affect the industry in ways too numerous for one article to list, but by targeting key areas with direct action, manufacturers can begin the hard work of preparing for a world in which their industry will be fundamentally changed.
Sia Partners have identified three such challenges, as well as a few suggested actions to help industry leaders increase their resiliency in the face of one of the greatest challenges the planet has ever faced:
- Water scarcity will result in production challenges
- Vanishing varietals
- In vino veritas: confronting the truth about the industry’s own impact
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