Agriculture

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The economic benefits of a food system transition

Restoring ecosystems and limiting emissions from farming could curb hidden costs from the food system by around 500 billion US dollars a year. Combined with healthy diets and tackling poverty, the benefits are many times greater.
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Danish court declares Europe's largest pork producer guilty of greenwashing

Denmark’s high court has ruled against Danish Crown, Europe’s largest pork producer, in the country’s first climate lawsuit ...
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Proper accounting in agriculture

As concerns about the impact of industrial farming grow, a visionary company in southern Germany has developed a tool to recognise and incentivise sustainable practices.
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Agrivoltaic solutions show positive performance in combating heatwaves

In the face of heatwaves and growing concerns about water scarcity, Sun'Agri, a French agrivoltaics specialist, has published insights on the positive impact of temperature regulation, water resource management and crop yields under agrivoltaic installations.
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The EU needs to do more to reduce methane emissions

The EU has signed the Global Methane Pledge but action to slash methane emissions in the energy and agriculture sectors is lagging behind. Urgent measures are needed to reduce methane emissions while at the same time much more action is also needed to reduce all other greenhouse gas emissions.
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Green incentives are at the heart as UK rolls out its CAP replacement

Public money for public goods is the principle behind the new Environmental Land Management schemes in England – the jury is still out on whether it can sustain farmers’ livelihoods while also protecting the environment.
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Court stops dairy producer from making net-zero claim

The Danish-Swedish dairy giant Arla Foods can no longer market its products with the expression “Net-zero climate footprint” according to a ruling by  ...
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Ireland intends to cut farm emissions by a quarter by 2030

Greenhouse gas emissions from Ireland’s farming sector must drop by 25 per cent by 2030.
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EU must cut livestock numbers to deliver on methane

The European Union is unlikely to deliver on its pledge to cut methane emissions by 30% by 2030 without cutting livestock numbers, reveals a report released in June. 
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Navigating nitrogen

“The less fossil-fuel-based fertilisers we use, the less dependent we are on fossil fuel imports, ”Ursula von der Leyen stated in a response to one of the group leaders’ interventions just after her “State of the European Union” speech in the European Parliament on 14 September 2022.1
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