Media Partnership - The road to COP26: is beef a climate change villain?
As countries put forward their net-zero pledges on the run up to COP26, debate has intensified on strategies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across different sectors. There is little question that the greatest contribution comes from the energy sector (transport, industry and buildings), which currently accounts for 73.2 percent of GHG emissions. But other sectors also have a role to play.
In discussing how to reduce emissions from agriculture, beef is often singled out as a climate change villain. In the United Kingdom, the recently published “National Food Strategy” proposes to reduce meat consumption by 30 percent over ten years, as a means to reaching the UK net-zero targets. This is a possible way ahead, but it is hardly the only one. In the same way that low carbon agriculture is already a reality in many places, many argue that livestock can also be produced sustainably, with little or no GHG emissions.
This webinar will assess the contribution of livestock to climate change and present initiatives already under way to produce beef sustainably. Join us in this debate, with panelists from different sectors both in Brazil and the UK.
ORGANISED BY: The Embassy of Brazil in London and Apex-Brasil
MEDIA PARTNER: EURACTIV
Ciniro Costa Júnior, Researcher at the Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (International Research Organization)
Mariane Crespolini, Director of Irrigation and Sustainable Production, Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA)
Eduardo Brito Bastos, Director of Sustainability, Bayer Crop Science (Brazil)
Donald M. Broom, Emeritus Professor of Animal Welfare, University of Cambridge
Dave Keating, Journalist, EURACTIV
15:00 - 16:15 London Time
16:00 - 17:15 Brussels Time