Save the date | FAO launch event: Methane emissions in livestock and rice systems


The new FAO report “Methane emissions in livestock and rice systems. Sources, quantification, mitigation, and metrics” will be officially launched on Monday, 25 September.

FAO, in collaboration with the Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership, is unveiling a comprehensive report delving deep into methane emissions in livestock and rice systems. The report outlines the current technical and innovative approaches for mitigating enteric methane emissions and examines state-of-the-art mitigation strategies across various ruminant systems.

The official launch event of the report will take place on Monday, 25 September from 12.45 to 13.45 (Rome time) at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, within the framework of the first-ever FAO Global Conference on Sustainable Livestock Transformation.

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The report

The report “Methane emissions in livestock and rice systems. Sources, quantification, mitigation, and metrics” provides scientific evidence to design technical mitigation strategies and formulate policy frameworks for better climate action. 

The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions stands as a pivotal element in the FAO Strategy on Climate Change and the FAO Strategic Framework 2022– 2031, founded on better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life. This report supports FAO Members in integrating specific methane mitigation interventions and targets into national climate actions, as requested at the First Session of the Committee on Agriculture (COAG) Sub-Committee on Livestock.

The report is the result of collaborative efforts within the FAO LEAP Partnership's technical advisory group, a multidisciplinary team composed of 54 international scientists and FAO experts.


About the Global Conference

FAO is organizing the first-ever Global Conference on Sustainable Livestock Transformation with the theme “Better production, better nutrition, better environment, better life”, from 25 to 27 September 2023. The event will provide a neutral forum for FAO Members, producers, scientists, development agencies, policymakers, civil society, opinion leaders and the private sector to engage in dialogues on innovations and pathways to efficiently produce more nutritious, safe and accessible animal-source foods with a reduced environmental footprint. It aims to contribute to vibrant local and diversified livestock systems that are more resilient to shocks and disruptions.


3, 2, 1... Launch!

The objectives of this event are to officially release the FAO report 'Methane emissions in livestock and rice systems: Sources, quantification, mitigation and metrics' and to present the major findings and implications on the role of livestock and rice systems in climate actions. During the event, there will be alternating interventions by policymakers, livestock and climate change experts, and stakeholders seeking a better understanding of methane emissions and mitigation.

Stay tuned!