Snížení evropských emisí metanu – potenciál hospodářských zvířat EU
Už zítra proběhne konference na téma snížení emisí methanu - potenciál hospodářských zvířat EU
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Methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is the second largest contributor to climate change after carbon dioxide. Reducing methane emissions is one of the main priority initiatives of the European Green Deal and essential for reaching 2030 climate targets and 2050 climate-neutrality goals.
Most of anthropogenic methane emissions come from the agriculture, energy and waste sectors. In the EU, the livestock sector is responsible for 53% of methane emissions. However, there are currently no legislative measures in place to drive reductions from that sector. The EU Methane Regulation, published in December 2021, focuses exclusively on energy.
Civil society voices have called for a renewed focus on tackling methane emissions from the livestock sector. Efforts to reduce methane emissions in the energy and waste sectors alone will not suffice to meet ambitious targets set by the European Green Deal and Global Methane Pledge. Measures available range from better regulation of large meat and dairy companies and technical measures to policies driving reductions in meat and dairy production and consumption.
Join this EURACTIV Hybrid Conference to discuss how the EU can tackle methane emissions in its livestock sector to help reach 2030 climate targets and commitments made under the Global Methane Pledge.
Confirmed speakers are:
- Lukas Visek, Member of Cabinet of Frans Timmermans, European Commission
- Jutta Paulus MEP, Member ENVI Committee, Shadow Rapporteur ''An EU strategy to reduce methane emissions'', European Parliament
- Prof. David Kenny, Head of the Animal and Bioscience Research Department, Teagasc Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre
- Helena Wright, Policy Director, FAIRR
- Sifra Bol, Project manager, Wageningen University and Research
- Nusa Urbancic, Campaigns Director, Changing Markets