Carbon Footprint

Footprinting tool aims to help farming become part of the climate solution

Footprinting tool aims to help farming become part of the climate solution

A pioneering sustainable farming initiative aims to help decarbonise the global ruminant agriculture sector while supporting farmers in continuing to...

July 22, 2021

‘Eco-labelling’ and low-carbon farming tipped to boost poultry profits

‘Eco-labelling’ and low-carbon farming tipped to boost poultry profits

There is little time to waste in the race to provide the world’s growing population with healthy diets from sustainable...

June 4, 2021

Bord Bia to start carbon footprinting sheep farms

Bord Bia to start carbon footprinting sheep farms

Bord Bia is set to begin ‘carbon footprinting’ Quality Assured Irish sheep farms for the first time. The Lamb Carbon...

June 2, 2021

‘Farmers support climate action – but balance is needed’

‘Farmers support climate action – but balance is needed’

Farmers and rural Ireland support climate action – but achieving environmental targets must be balanced with the sector’s “competitive role...

April 29, 2021

Easyfix acquires the ‘Aeromix’ slurry management system  

Easyfix acquires the ‘Aeromix’ slurry management system  

Ballinasloe-based Easyfix, a leading manufacturer of livestock comfort products, has announced the acquisition of Ameram Slurry Limited’s Aeromix system with...

March 13, 2021

Origin Green and food industry chart course to net zero emissions

Origin Green and food industry chart course to net zero emissions

Origin Green, Ireland’s national food and drink sustainability programme, has published new procedures and guidelines that put carbon emission targets...

March 11, 2021

LMC to prioritise sustainability in 2021

LMC to prioritise sustainability in 2021

Working to improve the sustainability of the beef and sheep sectors will be a priority for the Livestock and Meat...

February 8, 2021

Carbon footprint is a ‘red herring’ for Irish agriculture

Carbon footprint is a ‘red herring’ for Irish agriculture

The New Year has brought no easing of the pressure on Irish agriculture to push for a ‘net zero’ carbon...

January 11, 2021

Letter to the editor: Irish farming needs a ‘net carbon footprint’

Letter to the editor: Irish farming needs a ‘net carbon footprint’

I note with dismay that Teagasc are making another foray into the climate change debate; they are promoting their marginal...

October 5, 2020

93% of Irish farmers want to reduce their carbon footprint

93% of Irish farmers want to reduce their carbon footprint

93% of Irish farmers want to reduce their carbon footprint, according to a survey. IFAC’s Irish Farm Report 2020 was...

July 18, 2020

Government to ‘charge’ each department carbon tax for flights they take

Government to ‘charge’ each department carbon tax for flights they take

A new programme to offset the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with all Government air travel has been introduced. From...

January 25, 2020

‘Put food miles on labels – let consumers make informed decisions’

‘Put food miles on labels – let consumers make informed decisions’

Food labels should include ‘food miles’ to indicate how far a product has travelled before the consumer picks it up...

November 22, 2019

Focus on ‘effectively delivering’ Ireland’s global footprint to 2025…

Focus on ‘effectively delivering’ Ireland’s global footprint to 2025…

Since its launch a year ago the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has been working closely with the Department...

September 2, 2019

A sustainable, collaborative approach to ‘making Lough Corrib great again’

A sustainable, collaborative approach to ‘making Lough Corrib great again’

A new group possessing an infectious wave of energy and enthusiasm that is focused on “making Lough Corrib great again”...

August 20, 2019

‘1 in 10 consumers consider carbon footprint when purchasing food’

‘1 in 10 consumers consider carbon footprint when purchasing food’

“Preserving natural resources, conscious consumption and production and climate change are associated mostly with sustainability,” according to new Irish research,...

August 8, 2019

‘Why veganism is not the answer’ to reducing our environmental impact

‘Why veganism is not the answer’ to reducing our environmental impact

Reducing our environmental impact is more complex than simply removing animal products from the diet. This week, on Wednesday, June...

June 15, 2019

‘Farmers can’t produce food without producing emissions’

‘Farmers can’t produce food without producing emissions’

With levels of speculation mounting at the moment that farmers could be faced with a carbon quota in the near...

March 28, 2019

Dairy sector in the North continues to reduce carbon footprint

Dairy sector in the North continues to reduce carbon footprint

The dairy farming sector in Northern Ireland has continued to reduce its carbon footprint, a report relating to greenhouse gas...

January 14, 2017