Tackling climate change through livestock: Global assessment and multi-stakeholder initiative

In October 2013, we organized an online learning event organized in the Community of practice for climate change mitigation in agriculture of the MICCA team and Livestock Information, Sector Analysis and Policy Branch of FAO in collaboration with the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock and LEAP, Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance. The event consisted of two online webinars and facilitated discussions between the sessions.

Summary of the learning event 

Webinar 1: Livestock life cycle analysis and climate change mitigation – 22 October 2013

• Greenhouse gas emissions from livestock supply chains: LCA assessments for monogastrics and ruminants – Carolyn Opio, Natural Resource Officer, FAO – Presentation slides

• Climate change mitigation in the livestock sector: overall potential, options and case studies – Anne Mottet, Livestock Policy Officer, FAO – Presentation slides

Webinar 2: Global multi-stakeholder initiatives for livestock and environmental concerns – 24 October 2013

LEAP, a partnership on the environmental benchmarking of livestock supply chains – Alison Watson, Project Manager, FAO – Presentation slides
• Private sector‘s role and interest in LEAP – Nicolas Martin, Policy advisor, European Feed Manufacturers' Federation (FEFAC) – Presentation slides
Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock – Jeroen Dijkman, Senior Officer in Livestock Sector Policy, FAO – Presentation slides

Online discussions were carried out alongside the webinars through our Dgroup (email list) and LinkedIn group.

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The learning event concentrated in finding some answers to these questions:
• What is the contribution of the livestock sector to climate change?
• What are the options for climate change mitigation in the livestock sector?

Key background material

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last updated:  Tuesday, March 18, 2014