'Climate Change and Tea' Briefing Paper


Climate change is having serious implications for the tea sector, and for the farmers and communities who rely on it for their living. Its effects will impact how and where tea can be grown, and poses a significant threat to the livelihoods of millions.

Launched to coincide with 2021’s UN Climate Change Conference – COP26, our briefing document sheds light on the environmental footprint of tea and where emissions occur in its lifecycle. It also looks at the impacts of climate change on crop yields and livelihoods, and the adaptation measures that can be taken to address them.