Alberta Emission Offset System: Quantification protocol for emission reductions from dairy cattle

Sadie S

This quantification protocol was developed to quantifying greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and emission reductions from Dairy Farms in Canada. Greenhouse Gas emissions are normalized to a unit of “greenhouse gas emissions per unit of fat corrected milk (FCM) produced”. The scope of this protocol includes animals, buildings, and land which constitute the biophysical system of an individual dairy farm. Some aspects of the animal/building/land system are simplified or excluded because of the complexity of the system and of on-going development of more GHG quantification protocols in Canada.

Alberta Environment – Climate Change Secretariat