Livestock emissions and the COP26 targets
TOPIC 2022
 
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are among the greatest challenges faced by livestock farming that has become an issue of the greatest importance for consumers and policy makers. At the same time, livestock has a strong mitigation potential: “improved management practices could reduce emissions from livestock systems by about 30%”, says FAO.
Several reports are under writing among international organisations (IPCC, FAO, DG Agri…) that may lead to decision making in the coming months with impacts on the livestock sector.
The ATF would like to draw a state of the art on GHG emissions from livestock, the role of methane, the different metrics to measure emissions and mitigation levers at various scales, inviting international organisations, research organisations, farmers, industries, NGOs and policy makers.
 
 
2 events will be organised in 2022 to discuss this topic:
  • the 2nd one-day symposium of the ATF and the EAAP Commission on Livestock Farming Systems (05 September 2022, Porto, Portugal)
  • the 12th ATF seminar (17 November 2022 - Brussels, Belgium)
 
Both events aim to contribute to:
  • Engage a dialogue with various stakeholders;
  • Address how research and innovation can support the livestock sector;
  • Provide input to European research and innovation agendas and to public policies to secure Europe’s role as a leading global provider of safe and healthy animal-derived products;
  • Support knowledge development and innovation;
  • Foster ownership by farmers and industries.

        

2nd ATF-LFS one-day symposium
Since 2013, the ATF-EAAP Special Session during the EAAP Annual Meeting aims to bring together animal science with practice of animal production and connect researchers, policy makers, industry representatives and societal organisations. Every year, a different topic is addressed during this session.
In 2021, the EAAP Livestock Farming Systems Study Commission and the ATF Special Session have joined into a one-day symposium. In 2022, they have decided to continue the collaboration.
The outcomes of the session will be discussed with a large panel of European stakeholders during the 12th ATF seminar, in Brussels, on 17 November 2022.

 

Monday 05 September 2022
EAAP2022 - Porto, Portugal
 
8:30
 
 
Welcome & introduction
By Frank O'Mara, ATF President - @FrankOMara8 & Michael Lee, President of the EAAP LFS Study Commission
State of policies and research about climate impacts from livestock, metrics & mitigation options
8:45
 
IPCC AR6 Working Group III report: overview of agricultural sector GHG emissions
By Harry Clark, NZAGRC - @nzagrc
9:15
 
 
FAO report: Technical Advisory Group on Methane emissions from the livestock systems and Working group on metrics
By John Lynch, Oxford University - @UniofOxford
9:45
 
 
 
EU policy tools to decrease emissions from the livestock sector
By Valeria Forlin, DG Clima, Unit C3: Low Carbon Solutions (III): Land Economy & Carbon Removals - @EUClimateAction
And Andreas Pilzecker, DG Agri, Unit B2 - Environmental sustainability - @EUAgri
10:15 Coffee break
10:45
 
Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Green House Gases GRA-GHG
By Hayden Montgomery, Special Representative of the GRA - @GRA_GHG
11:00
 
Production profiles and GHG emissions – pilot study on farm practices towards circular bioeconomy
By Dana Peškovičová, NPPC
11:15
 
Territorial-scale trade-offs of livestock performance: cattle diet composition perspective
By Ruizhen Wang, INRAE - @INRAE_France
11:30
 
State of the art in Research and Innovation – Nutrition and supplements
By John Newbold & Jamie Newbold, SRUC - @SRUC
12:00
 
Research and innovation for climate change mitigation from an animal breeding perspective
By Oscar Gónzález Recio, INIA-CSIC - @INIA_es
12:15
 
State of the art in Research and Innovation – Manure management
By Henrique Trindade, UTAD - @UTAD_RS & David Fangueiro, ISA - @isagronomia
12:30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

PANEL DISCUSSION
with the speakers of the last 2 presentations, the audience and
  • David Yañez-Ruiz, CSIC with a 5-minute presentation of “Relivestock” - @EEZCSIC
  • Ana Granados, EFFAB/FABRE TP: Review of research in genetics from the WCGALP2022, World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production
  • Michael Lee, Harper Adams University as representative from BSAS2022, British society of Animal Science Conference - @HarperAdamsUni  @BSAS_org
  • Nicolas DiLorenzo, University of Florida, as representative from GGAA2022, International Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference
Moderation by Tommy Boland, EAAP LFS Study Commission and Ana Sofia Santos/Ana Granados, ATF Vice-presidents
13:00
Lunch
   
GHG emissions mitigation in practice
14:00
 
At farm gate: feed systems, increased soil carbon sequestration and energy production
By Anne-Catherine Dalcq, CEJA - @_CEJA_
14:15
 
Breeding towards efficiency in Finnish dairy and beef cattle improves environmental performance
By Sanna Hietala, LUKE - @LukeFinlandInt
14:30
 
GHG emissions mitigation in practice: a Dutch farmer with monogastrics & ruminants
By Iwan Gijsbers, ZLTO - @ZLTO
14:45
 
 
Vision industry: Danone & its project that aims to support French dairy farmers in their Carbon footprint reduction
By Maëline Baudet, Danone - @DanoneFR
15:00

 

 

 

PANEL DISCUSSION
with speakers and the audience
  • White spots?
  • Gaps in R&I
Moderation by Tommy Boland, EAAP LFS Study Commission and Ana Sofia Santos/Ana Granados, ATF Vice-presidents
15:45
Coffee break
16:15
 
State of implementation of good practices in various EU projects
By Josselin Andurand, IDELE - @InstitutElevage
16:30
 
Time off feed affects enteric methane and rumen archaea
By Stuart Kirwan, Teagasc - @teagasc
16:45
 
Alentejo’s beef farms economic and environmental performance through a regionally developed decision
By Manuel Dos Santos, Técnico Lisboa - @istecnico
17:00
 
Phytochemical and in vitro methane inhibition of plant extracts as influenced by extractive solvents
By Abubeker Hassen, University of Pretoria - @UPTuks
17:15
 
Considerations from modelling UK livestock farming: How farmers can reduce emissions
By Harry Kamilaris, CIEL - @CIELivestock1
17:30
 
 
Closing
By Frank O'Mara, ATF President - @FrankOMara8 & Michael Lee, President of the EAAP LFS Study Commission

        

Documents
 Title
Welcome & introduction. By F. O'Mara, ATF / Teagasc & M. Lee, EAAP Commission on Livestock Farming Systems / Harper Adams University
IPCC AR6 Working Group III report: overview of agricultural sector GHG emissions. By H. Clark, NZAGRC
EU policy tools to decrease emissions from the livestock sector. By V. Forlin - DG Clima & A. Pilzecker - DG Agri, European Commission
Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Green House Gases GRA-GHG. By H. Montgomery, GRA
Production profiles and GHG emissions – pilot study on farm practices towards circular bioeconomy. By M. Záhradník, NPPC
Territorial-scale trade-offs of livestock performance: cattle diet composition perspective By R. Wang, INRAE
State of the art in Research and Innovation – Nutrition and supplements. By John & Jamie Newbold, SRUC
Research and innovation for climate change mitigation from an animal breeding perspective. By O. Gónzález Recio, INIA-CSIC
State of the art in Research and Innovation – Manure management. By H. Trindade, UTAD & D. Fangueiro, ISA
Relivestock. By D. Yañez-Ruiz, CSIC
Review of research in genetics from the 2022 World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production. By A. Granados, EFFAB
2022 British society of Animal Science Conference. By M. Lee, Harper Adams University / BSAS
2022 International Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference. By N. DiLorenzo, University of Florida
GHG emissions mitigation in practice - at farm gate: feed systems, increased soil carbon sequestration and energy production. By A-C. Dalcq, CEJA
Breeding towards efficiency in Finnish dairy and beef cattle improves environmental performance. By S. Hietala, LUKE
GHG emissions mitigation in practice: a Dutch farmer with monogastrics & ruminants. By I. Gijsbers, ZLTO
Vision industry: Danone & its project that aims to support French dairy farmers in their Carbon footprint reduction. By M. Baudet, Danone
State of implementation of good practices in various EU projects. By J. Andurand, IDELE
Time off feed affects enteric methane and rumen archaea. By S. Kirwan, Teagasc
Alentejo’s beef farms economic and environmental performance through a regionally developed decision. By M. Dos Santos, Técnico Lisboa
Considerations from modelling UK livestock farming: How farmers can reduce emissions. By H. Kamilaris, CIEL
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