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Pricing animal emissions critical, says Climate Change Commission

Ian Llewellyn
Thu, 10 Jun 2021

Reducing cow emissions will be tougher than the Climate Change Commission originally thought.
Ian Llewellyn
Thu, 10 Jun 2021
Pricing farm animals' emissions will be critical to reducing the agriculture sector’s greenhouse gas profile, according to Climate Change Commission advice.The final advice on carbon budgets and policy suggestions to achieve them accepts some of the commission’s original assumptions that generally improving practices would drive emissions reductions were overly optimistic.“After re-examining the evidence, we adjusted our assumptions around how much emissions can be reduced currently through on-farm improvements. We now ass...

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