Climate Change / Livestock

New Zealand optimistic after agricultural greenhouse gases meeting

The Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases’ inaugural meeting went well, the Government says.

The meeting of senior officials and scientists from the alliance’s 29 member countries, with China, Brazil and Korea attending as observers, was largely about giving organisational form to the political decision in Copenhagen last December to launch a collaborative effort on cutting emissions from agriculture.

It will divide into three work streams. New Zealand and the Netherlands are to co-ordinate work on livestock, while the United States leads research on cropping and Japan on paddy rice (a significant source of methane).

Read more … (New Zealand Herald)

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