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COP25: “The role of ruminants on climate change mitigation: the good and the bad”
December 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The role of ruminants on climate change mitigation: the good and the bad
December 5, 2019
Spanish Pavilion – Side events schedule COP25. Booth 8B02
The objective of the event panel is to discuss about the role of ruminants livestock systems on delivering low-carbon pathways, taking into account the different world contexts. This panel will bring together and discuss different new scientific/technical information to enhance the societal understanding of the real challenges and opportunities that grass-fed livestock systems (ruminants) have in the face of climate change mitigation. Participants will have an opportunity to also gather new evidence that updates current GHG estimates for ruminants (based on IPCC methodologies), explores new GHG reference baselines and the link of different emissions pathways with future global warming, while disscusion on how society percives the issue of livestock contribution to climate change through the eyes of an enviroemental journalist.
It is important to clarify the technical and general public misconceptions on the contribution of the livestock systems to climate change, that often are seen in absolute terms, rather than relative to what otherwise will occur and through extremely simplified scientific messages to the society. Although, the sector is important it has to be seen in a balance manner and not to deviate the attention to where it is necessary to take most urgent action.