Agri-Food Transition

Status: Agri-Food transitions Criteria development has now commenced. Agri-Food Deforestation and Conversion Free Sourcing Criteria Agriculture Criteria (Crop production and Livestock production), and  will be first under development and due to be available for Certification under the Climate Bonds Standard this year. The proposed new criteria will build upon existing Agriculture Criteria, which can already be used to certify assets and activities. ​

Agri-food systems play a pivotal role in the transition to net zero, both in terms of climate change mitigation and adaptation. Sustainable finance can help facilitate the measures that need to be taken, but action is needed to ensure that investments are credible and avoid ‘greenwashing’.

Climate Bonds has developed a set of Principles and Hallmarks, which provides a robust framework for an ambitious and inclusive approach to transition, applicable across all sectors.


Here is a first look at the Agri-Food Deforestation and Conversion Free Sourcing (Agri-Food DCF)' Criteria under the Climate Bonds Standard








Agribite Series: Cultivating Sustainability: Navigating the Path to Net Zero with EU's Leading Food Companies

Episode 1 with Esteban Mezzano, General Counsel Operations & Sustainability, Nestlé. 


Demystifying Agri-Food Systems Transition Challenges & Opportunities





Unlocking the Power of Regenerative Agriculture


Assessing Risk in Agriculture: How to mobilise global capital for financing the transition




EU Regulation on Deforestation-Free Products: Guidance and recommendations for corporates and financial institutions​: Paper I


Agri-food Transition Principles Discussion Paper funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation


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