Greenhouse gas emissions from ruminant supply chains – A global life cycle assessment

Sadie Shelton

This report presents results from a broad assessment that was carried out to improve the understanding of greenhouse (GHG) emissions along livestock supply chains. The analysis contained in this report estimates emissions, using the LCA approach and GLEAM tool, and provides a benchmark against which future GHG emission mitigation trends can be measured. It acts as helpful reference, with the caveat that a life cycle assessment is different from traditional inventory and MRV approaches.


Opio C, Gerber P, Mottet A, Falcucci A, Tempio G, MacLeod M, Vellinga T, Henderson B, Steinfeld H

2013

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Rome, Italy