Emissions

Cattle ‘toilet trained’ by researchers in bid to cut emissions

Cattle ‘toilet trained’ by researchers in bid to cut emissions

A team of researchers from New Zealand and Germany say they have successfully “toilet trained” cattle, which they argue will...

September 14, 2021

Dairy Open Day 2021: Environmental sustainability will be key

Dairy Open Day 2021: Environmental sustainability will be key

Environmental sustainability is going to be key for the Irish dairy sector moving forward, alongside social and economic sustainability. The...

September 14, 2021

Australia leads the way with world’s first lower emission steak

Australia leads the way with world’s first lower emission steak

Australian company FutureFeed has served up a world’s first this month, dishing up sustainable seaweed-fed lower emission steak with celebrity...

August 24, 2021

How will the next CAP drive emission cuts across Irish farms?

How will the next CAP drive emission cuts across Irish farms?

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has shed some light on the Irish government’s plans to cut...

July 22, 2021

‘Cows are the new coal’ according to global investor group

‘Cows are the new coal’ according to global investor group

A global investor coalition and former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon are calling on all G20 nations to disclose specific targets...

July 6, 2021

The Greenhouse Gas Implementation Partnership looks to the future

The Greenhouse Gas Implementation Partnership looks to the future

The Greenhouse Gas Implementation Partnership (GHGIP), established in 2011, is a Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs...

July 5, 2021

Reducing carbon hoofprints while increasing production

Reducing carbon hoofprints while increasing production

The dairy sector is at a crossroad, with a need for optimising production while reducing carbon emissions, according to Dr....

June 27, 2021

Beef sector portrayal: Ideology trumps science in modern society

Beef sector portrayal: Ideology trumps science in modern society

At the Alltech ONE ideas conference on Tuesday (June 22) Mark Lyons, the president and CEO of Alltech, spoke about...

June 24, 2021

Beef supply chain emissions can be reduced by 30% by 2030 – Rabobank

Beef supply chain emissions can be reduced by 30% by 2030 – Rabobank

Beef supply chain contributions to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions need to go down, and they can, according to a...

June 22, 2021

Solohead farm is lowering emissions while maintaining production

Solohead farm is lowering emissions while maintaining production

With increasing pressure being put on agriculture to lower emissions James Humphreys from Teagasc outlined some of the measured used...

May 9, 2021

Irish agriculture ‘cannot be asked to fall under a Dublin bus’ – former minister

Irish agriculture ‘cannot be asked to fall under a Dublin bus’ – former minister

Irish agriculture is “willing to embrace and accelerate” changes required for climate action – but “it cannot be asked to...

May 8, 2021

GHG emissions decrease in 2020 – though dairy sees increase

GHG emissions decrease in 2020 – though dairy sees increase

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the Irish power generation and industrial sectors decreased in 2020, though an increase in emissions...

April 13, 2021

Public consultation to launch as next step in nationwide smoky fuel ban

Public consultation to launch as next step in nationwide smoky fuel ban

A public consultation to assess views on the development of legislation to regulate smoky fuel will be launched early in...

December 21, 2020

Reducing emissions in dairy beef goes under spotlight in new podcast

Reducing emissions in dairy beef goes under spotlight in new podcast

Reducing emissions in dairy beef production is put under the spotlight in the third and final episode of the ABP...

December 17, 2020

Ag Climatise: Target of 90% of slurry to be spread by LESS technology by end of 2027 

Ag Climatise: Target of 90% of slurry to be spread by LESS technology by end of 2027 

A target has been set for 90% of slurry to be applied by Low Emission Slurry Spreading (LESS) technology on Irish...

December 9, 2020

Boyle: The ‘huge challenge’ of communicating in the agri-environment debate

Boyle: The ‘huge challenge’ of communicating in the agri-environment debate

A lot of work is ongoing in Teagasc on the research of agriculture and its impact on the environment –...

October 21, 2020

Teagasc ‘well positioned’ to assist farmers in meeting climate challenge

Teagasc ‘well positioned’ to assist farmers in meeting climate challenge

With a strong research base, Teagasc is “well positioned” to assist farmers in meeting the challenges of climate action, the...

October 21, 2020

What are ‘carbon budgets’ that agriculture will be set under the new climate bill?

What are ‘carbon budgets’ that agriculture will be set under the new climate bill?

Now that it has been clarified that there will not be emission targets for agriculture in the new climate bill,...

October 9, 2020