Tackling climate change through livestock – A global assessment of emissions and mitigation opportunities

Sadie Shelton

This is a global assessment of emissions that provides an estimate (total, by region, by species) of the contribution of livestock to GHG emissions based on modeling using the Global Livestock Environment Assessment Model (GLEAM) tool. The assessment also reports information regarding mitigation potential (by geographical area, by species) and carbon sequestration, providing six mitigation case studies. Its concluding chapter presents implications for mitigation policies, policy-making, and frameworks.


Gerber PJ, Steinfeld H, Henderson B, Mottet A, Opio C, Dijkman J, Falcucci A, Tempio G

2013

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