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Meeting on Reduction of Greenhouses Gasses from Farm Animals

iClimate invites for a knowledge exchange and networking meeting on the possibilities of reducing GHG-emissions from livestock production

2018.10.08 | Frederik Strykowski Rose Bjare

Date Mon 03 Dec
Time 09:30 15:00
Location Navitas, Inge Lehmanns Gade 10, 8000 Aarhus
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The emission of greenhouse gasses (GHGs) is causing climate change and is thereby one of the greatest challenges faced by mankind. As global emissions increase so do the consequences for the world's ecosystems and human living conditions.

Animal husbandry is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gasses today, and the increasing global demand for and production of animal products will, other ohings being equal, only increase the impact of husbandry on climate.

In Denmark a lot of research has been put into reducing the emissions of GHGs from animal husbandry, and on a product level the Danish food production is one of the most climate efficient.

However, Denmark faces furthers demands for reducing GHG-emissions with significant goals for the farming industry. This implies a large cost for the Danish farming industry and potential loss of competitiveness. At the same time there is an increased demand for documentation that production is carried out with low GHG-emissions.

On this background there is a big need for investigating possibilities of reducing emissions from animal husbandry further. It seems unlikely that individual fields of research can deliver a comprehensive solution for the challenges, and so solutions must be sought in the interplay between different research areas, and particularly in the intersection between innovative businesses and Universities.

Denmark has strong academic environments and a number of leading businesses within biotechnology, ICT, sensor Technologies, and more. This gives a number of Unique opportunities of integrating these Technologies in to new solutions of an immense professional and societal challenge.

The purpose of this meeting is to create contacts between research environments and businesses in order to find new Technologies and solutions for reducing the impact of animal husbandry on climate.

For more information, please visit the website of DCA - Danish Centre For Food And Agriculture WHO is hosting the meeting in collaboration with iClimate and the Department of Agroecology:

More info, including registration, programme, contact info and more (Danish only)