A camel train in the Methera region of Oromia, Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu).
We can shrink the carbon footprint of livestock,
but we need to properly measure their emissions first.
Written by Polly Ericksen, program leader at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).
‘The good news is that the Paris Agreement to tackle global warming has come into force today ahead of the COP22 climate summit in Morocco, marking an unprecedented milestone in international cooperation to protect the planet.
‘The bad news is that the current pledges countries have made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as they stand, are insufficient to meet the goal of preventing global temperatures from increasing by more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels. It’s like the world has signed up to the gym, but hasn’t made it there to exercise yet. . . .
One thing is certain:
If we are to have any chance of success,
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