13 September 2013. Livestock contributes both directly and indirectly to climate change through the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. In order to discuss and share knowledge on how to promote climate change mitigation in the sector, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) in collaboration with the Global Agenda of Action and LEAP - Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance is organizing an Online Learning Event on Tackling Climate Change through Livestock: Global Assessment and Multi-stakeholder Initiative from 22 to 24 October 2013.
The event consists of two online webinars and facilitated discussions between the sessions. It focuses on the following topics:
- What is the contribution of the livestock sector to climate change?
- What are the options for climate change mitigation in the livestock sector?
- The Global Agenda of Action in Support of Sustainable Livestock Sector Development, a multi-stakeholder initiative for the improvement of resource use efficiency in the livestock sector while enhancing its contribution to food security and poverty reduction
- LEAP - Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance, a partnership on environmental benchmarking of livestock supply chains
Organizers are specially inviting policy makers, practitioners, entrepreneurs, researchers and civil society organizations involved or interested in climate-smart and sustainable livestock sector development, to take part in the event.
To enroll in this online event: http://bit.ly/14w7tHs