Porto Protocol is launching a series of Climate Talks this month with a promise to raise debate, ask tough questions and present best practices, all with the aim of encouraging behavioural change.

The first of these Climate Talks, on the sustainability of the wine bottle, will be held today at 5pm GMT through the Porto Protocol YouTube channel, featuring three leading wine industry specialists.

‘The Elephant in the Room: Sustainable Packaging in Wine’ is the theme of today’s talk, which aims to “measure the weight of this elephant in the room – the packaging”. The event will be chaired by Marta Mendonca, from Porto Protocol, alongside guest speakers: Nicolas Quille from the Crimson Wine Group (USA), Santiago Navarro from Garcon Wines (UK) and Tiago Moreira da Silva from BA Glass Iberia (Portugal).

Further Digital Conversations Climate Talks are scheduled for May 14, 21 and 28 and these are expected to continue on a monthly or bi-monthly basis.

The Porto Protocol Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded by Taylor’s Port. It has hundreds of members who are “united by a binding commitment” to make a greater contribution to mitigating climate change.