WRAP appoints new climate change head

WRAP has announced the appointment of Karen Fisher as its new head of climate action strategy. 

Fisher has been promoted from her position as special advisor within the organisation. 

She will be working with chief executive Marcus Gover to develop work on climate change across the UK and internationally to ensure that net-zero targets are clearly aligned.  

According to WRAP, the role is set to include the introduction of new sustainability initiatives throughout businesses and supply chains and increase synergy throughout the global community to tackle climate change.  

READ MORE: WRAP aims to halve food and drink emissions by 2030

Fisher’s prior experience includes 20 years working in food systems sustainability, with the last eight years spent at WRAP.  

Her most recent work includes reducing scope three greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the food and drink industry, with initiatives including the Courtauld Water Ambition and Meat in a Net Zero world.  

The appointment follows the organisation’s relaunch of the Courtauld Commitment 2030, which will focus on GHG reductions and addressing water stress to help reach the goal of a 50 per cent reduction in emissions linked to UK food and drink by 2030. 

“I am delighted to take on this new challenge,” Fisher said. 

“This is a hugely important year not just for the UK but for every country on earth. 

“I see this role helping to bring WRAP’s work clearly in line with crucial climate action and as a moment to refresh and refocus our outlook globally and use WRAP’s convening power to maximum effect to help drive change at the forefront of action on climate change.” 

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