A common carbon footprint approach for the dairy sector: the IDF guide to standard life cycle assessment methodology

Sadie Shelton

This guide identifies an approach, based on current best knowledge, for addressing common life cycle analysis challenges when calculating carbon footprints of dairy production and diary products. It denotes the key areas in which there is currently ambiguity or differing views on this approach. The guide provides recommendations for a practical yet scientific approach that can also be inserted into existing or developing methodologies. The approach outlined in this guide can be applied in developing and developed dairy industries across the world.


International Dairy Federation; Bulletin 479

2015

Brussel, Belgium