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Livestock Industry: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Question for COP26

UIN 40572, tabled on 18 August 2021

To ask the President of COP26, if the Government will take steps to encourage world leaders attending COP26 to develop a global strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by the intensive animal agriculture sector.

Answered on

10 September 2021

At COP26 in November, as part of our Nature Campaign, we will be hosting a World Leaders Summit to put forward high-level ambition, by pushing for ambitious commitments from countries to transition to sustainable agriculture and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture, forestry and other land-use accounts for 23% of global emissions, so action in this area is critical to keeping the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5° within reach.

Together with the World Bank, we are co-hosting an international policy dialogue on the Transition to Sustainable Agriculture and developing a Policy Action Agenda on this issue to be launched at COP26.

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