Tue, 24 Oct|
Resilience for Dairy
Carbon Sources & Sinks, Global Livestock Systems - Measuring & Managing Livestock Farms Towards Net Zero.
Time & Location
24 Oct, 13:00 – 14:00
About the event
This webinar will outline the journey and results of a pioneering carbon project in Northern Ireland which has demonstrated that farms can make structured progress towards Net Zero.
Under Northern Ireland’s Climate Change Act (2022) businesses must cut emissions by 48% before 2030 and make a 100% reduction, or reach Net Zero, by 2050.
Agriculture in Northern Ireland is key to those targets as the largest contributor to its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, accounting for about 27% of the total output. Because of this figure, NI farmers have been a major focus for policymakers, campaigners and the media.
However, these groups have persistently overlooked the fact that, unlike other sectors, agriculture has a capacity to capture, manage and store carbon.
ARCZero was a European Innovation Partnership project made up of seven farms in Northern Ireland along with AgriSearch, Queen's University and Devenish. It sought to measure and manage carbon flows at the individual farm level to empower farmers to make positive change towards carbon zero farming. At this webinar ARCZero Chair Professor John Gilliland will outline the pioneering work done by the projects and the results to date.