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- DocumentClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016The livestock sector is one of the major contributors in agriculture, by some estimates contributing up to 18% of the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.Document
Climate change mitigation through intensified pasture management: estimating greenhouse gas emissions on cattle farms in the Brazilian AmazonClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2016Cattle ranching in Brazil is a key driver of deforestation and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Brazilian government plans to reduce national GHG emissions by at least 36%, partly by reducing emissions in the livestock sector through strategies such as intensification, pasture improvement, and rotational grazing.Document
The importance of reducing animal product consumption and wasted food in mitigating catastrophic climate changeJohn Hopkins University Press, 2015Globally about 30 percent of the food supply is never eaten. If all the world’s food losses and waste (wasted food) were represented as a country, it would be the third highest GHG emitter, after China and the United States. Additionally, food decomposing in landfills generates significant quantities of methane.