Methane emissions from ruminants are responsible for approximately 50% of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with agriculture in Scotland. Reducing the emissions intensity (i.e. the amount of GHG emitted per unit of meat or milk produced) of ruminants is, therefore, key to reducing agricultural emissions in Scotland. Scottish Government commissioned ClimateXChange to carry out a rapid evidence assessment to explore the potential for eradicating or controlling major livestock diseases in Scotland, as a contribution to reducing the intensity of GHG emissions.
Name: Skuce,P. et al (2016). Livestock health and greenhouse gas emissions. ClimateXchange, Scotland’s Centre of Expertise on Climate .pdf
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