Month of March 2022 event
Methane emissions are the second largest cause of global warming. While methane tends to receive less attention than carbon dioxide (CO2), reducing methane emissions will be critical to avoid the worst effects of global warming and deliver on the international, regional and national commitments to fight climate change.
At COP26, the EU and the US took the lead in the promotion of the Global Methane Pledge signed by more than 100 countries promising to cut methane emissions by 30% in less than 10 years.
As we know, one of the largest source of anthropogenic methane emissions is agriculture, responsible for around a quarter of the total, closely followed by the energy sector. The EU has already put forward its Methane Strategy in October 2020, however there is a need to step up actions and unlock the potential of solutions to mitigate methane emissions in the agriculture sector.
This Solutions Workshop, hosted by Cargill at the 2022 Forum for the Future of Agriculture aims to address the challenges around methane reduction in livestock farming, and more specifically methane emissions coming from the digestion of ruminants, the current state of affairs and available solutions, the actors, the barriers and trade-offs. The Workshop will bring together relevant stakeholders to discuss how across the value chain the rights conditions can be created for impactful methane reduction approaches at farm, policy, consumer and business levels.