Agriculture

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Why agriculture fails to take climate action

Abolish harmful support and subsidies, differentiate policy and communicate on-farm benefits, are some of the recommendations in a new report from OECD.
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CAP not fit for purpose

Normally the European Commission conducts fitness checks on current policy to ensure that it delivers what it what it was designed for.
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Grass-fed cattle not a climate solution

Whether grass-fed beef is good or bad for the climate is the focus of a new report from the Food Climate Research Network, entitled “Grazed and Confused?”.
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11% higher methane emissions from livestock

New estimates of methane emissions from livestock are 11 per cent higher than figures obtained using established methods for calculations based on the IPCC 2006 emission factors.
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New regulation for organic farming

On 28 June the European Parliament and member states reached a preliminary agreement on new regulations for labelling of organic farming ..
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Scrapping CAP direct payments would reduce nitrogen emissions

Direct payments to farmers are a driver for increased fertiliser use and higher animal intensity, and consequently increased environmental impact.
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Ammonia increasing over agricultural areas

The first global, long-term satellite study of airborne ammonia gas has revealed increasing levels of the pollutant over four of the world’s most productive agricultural regions.
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Potential to reduce agriculture emissions

A new study commissioned by Transport and Environment maps the climate mitigation potential for EU agriculture. It concludes that there is no evidence that reducing emissions in agriculture is more difficult or less cost effective than in other sectors.
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CAP delivers meagre climate action

Climate action is one of three overarching objectives of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), though only a small fraction of the funding goes to climate measures on the ground.
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