PKG Social Impact Interns contribute to World Wildlife Fund Best Practices Guidelines for Seafood Sector

The World Wildlife Fund, a popular site for PKG’s Social Impact Internship program, recently published a guide on setting science-based climate targets for seafood producers, which includes numerous contributions from MIT PKG interns!

The guide, Setting Science-Based Targets in the Seafood Sector: Best Practices to Date, was created in partnership with the UN Global Compact Ocean Stewardship coalition. PKG Social Impact interns Ji Min Lee (‘22, Architecture), Alex Paul-Ajuwape (‘22, Mechanical Engineering), Juliet Liao (‘23, Civil and Environmental Engineering), Katherine Pan (‘24, Mathematics), Sydney Kim (‘24, Mechanical Engineering), and Yeji Cho (‘24, Biological Engineering) conducted research that laid the foundation for this guide, and multiple parts of the document directly include their work.  

Check out the following pages to see some examples of how MIT PKG Social Impact Interns’ work directly helped shape these guidelines:

  • Where do aquatic food GHG emissions come from? (pages 20-21)
  • Greenhouse Gas Accounting Methodologies (page 32) 
  • Global Salmon Initiative (page 78)  

This document was created with the intention of supporting the goal of 20% of seafood companies setting Science-Based Climate Targets by 2023 to lower their greenhouse gas emissions.

To read more about the PKG Center’s partnership with the World Wildlife Fund through our Social Impact Internships program, click here to read their guest post on our blog. And consider applying for an internship at WWF next IAP or summer!

Tags: Climate Change, Social Impact Internships

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