Agriculture

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A first vision of a Common Food Policy

IPES-Food presents a plan to transform the European Union food system, including proposals for 80 policy reforms and a new governance architecture.
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In pursuit of net-zero farming

Slashing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions is a tricky balancing act: we will need to use all the tools available, while making sure we do not sacrifice other environmental interests along the way.
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GHG and ammonia emissions from Irish farms on the rise

According to the national Irish farm survey, based on data from 2017, emissions of greenhouse gases and ammonia continue to increase over time.
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A win-win for health and environment

The EAT-Lancet Commission calls for a great food transformation that could save 11 million lives a year and mitigate climate change. Though that would require new institutions such as an IPCC for our food system.
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Opportunity to sharpen CAP proposal

For the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) to deliver on environmental and climate goals, policy makers must specify targets and ring-fence funding for green interventions.
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Pastures thrive under solar panels

Solar panels in pastures increased grass feed for sheep and cows by 90 per cent, according to a study done by researchers at Oregon State University.
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Satellite observations reveal ammonia hotspots

Researchers have used daily satellite observations to identify point sources of ammonia emissions over the globe. They found 248 hotspots ...
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Vision of a Common Food Policy for the EU

The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food), propose in a report a new policy architecture for a sustainable food system.
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Potential to cut non-CO2 emissions from farming

Setting a high carbon price for emissions from agriculture combined with changes in dietary preferences could cut methane and nitrous oxide emissions from farming by two-thirds.
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Livestock sector must contract

Numbers of farm animals in the European Union are not within a “safe operating space” for the climate and nitrogen, states a new report from the RISE foundation.
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