GHG emissions

Reducing emissions from your dairy herd through EBI

Reducing emissions from your dairy herd through EBI

One of the measures that farmers can adopt and implement on their dairy farm to reduce emissions is the use...

October 27, 2021

Research reveals 13% reduction in GHG emissions per kg of milk produced

Research reveals 13% reduction in GHG emissions per kg of milk produced

Research into the abolition of milk quotas and agriculture’s contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has found that GHG emission...

July 28, 2021

Credit should be given to agri-sector for the GHG it sequesters – senator

Credit should be given to agri-sector for the GHG it sequesters – senator

Fianna Fáil’s agriculture spokesperson in the Seanad, senator Paul Daly, has said that in the context of the Climate Action...

July 4, 2021

Ireland will not meet 2020 GHG emissions targets – EPA

Ireland will not meet 2020 GHG emissions targets – EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said that Ireland will not meet its 2020 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets....

June 22, 2021

51% emission 2030 target ‘would require substantial reduction’ in farming – Teagasc

51% emission 2030 target ‘would require substantial reduction’ in farming – Teagasc

Achieving ambitious emission reduction targets as set down under the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill would “require a...

April 14, 2021

Irish dairy farmers can reduce emissions through EBI

Irish dairy farmers can reduce emissions through EBI

Although Irish dairy farmers are reportedly the most environmentally sustainable food producers in the world, agriculture accounts for 35% of...

April 5, 2021

Nestlé develops global roadmap to achieve net greenhouse gas emissions

Nestlé develops global roadmap to achieve net greenhouse gas emissions

Nestlé has today (Thursday December 3) announced its global roadmap to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the...

December 4, 2020

EU Parliament Environment Committee votes to increase climate targets

EU Parliament Environment Committee votes to increase climate targets

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has voted to make climate neutrality mandatory in EU law by 2050, and to increase...

September 14, 2020

Oxford professor calls on EU to change methane calculation definition

Oxford professor calls on EU to change methane calculation definition

The European Commission has been called on by an Oxford University professor to change its methods of calculating methane emissions...

August 6, 2020

Parties ‘conscious of limitations’ on production-based emissions

Parties ‘conscious of limitations’ on production-based emissions

The three parties involved in government formation – Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party – agreed in the...

June 19, 2020

Oxford research: Livestock emission calculations could be ‘unfair and inefficient’

Oxford research: Livestock emission calculations could be ‘unfair and inefficient’

The way that governments are setting targets for different greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions could be “unfair, inefficient and dangerous”, according...

May 8, 2020

Dairy industry emissions decrease by 3% in 2019

Dairy industry emissions decrease by 3% in 2019

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the dairy industry decreased by 3% in 2019, according to figures from the Environmental Protection...

April 23, 2020

‘Of the 560 trillion grams of methane emitted every year, 550 are removed’

‘Of the 560 trillion grams of methane emitted every year, 550 are removed’

“Of the 560 trillion grams [teragrams] of methane emitted to the atmosphere every year by ruminant livestock, 550 trillion grams...

February 21, 2020

‘Going vegan for 1 year is the equivalent of 1 transatlantic flight’

‘Going vegan for 1 year is the equivalent of 1 transatlantic flight’

Going vegan for one year is the equivalent of one transatlantic flight. Therefore, the gains of going vegan aren’t as...

February 18, 2020

‘Two-thirds of agricultural land area is only suitable for livestock production’

‘Two-thirds of agricultural land area is only suitable for livestock production’

Two-thirds of the total global agricultural land area is only suitable for livestock production. This is according to Prof. Tommy...

February 18, 2020

‘Hedgerows sequester 50% more carbon than forestry’ – Dr. Paddy Wall

‘Hedgerows sequester 50% more carbon than forestry’ – Dr. Paddy Wall

The potential for Ireland’s hedgerows and grasslands to be acknowledged as carbon sinks on farms proved to be a major...

February 4, 2020

How can the EBI reduce our environmental impact on Irish dairy farms?

How can the EBI reduce our environmental impact on Irish dairy farms?

Although Irish dairy farmers are the most environmentally sustainable food producers in the world, agriculture accounts for 33% of our...

December 13, 2019

Around 400 tractors descend on Dutch capital to protest ‘negative image’

Around 400 tractors descend on Dutch capital to protest ‘negative image’

Some 400 tractors have gathered in The Hague – the political capital of the Netherlands – to protest the “negative...

October 1, 2019