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Livestock farming is the single largest source of methane from human activity, accounting for roughly one-third of all emissions.

To limit global heating to 1.5°C and avoid ever more dangerous climate change, we need to reduce emissions of methane as well as carbon dioxide.


Delivering the cuts in livestock emissions which are needed will require:

Diverse solutions. 

Governments need to implement a range of measures to reduce emissions from livestock farming and reduce global livestock numbers by promoting a shift to healthier diets with less meat and dairy where consumption is high.

A holistic approach.

The most effective approach to tackling livestock methane will vary from country to country. It will need to balance emissions reductions with the need to protect nature, promote sustainable development, and support animal welfare. Vulnerable groups will also need support through the transition to more sustainable farming.

A global effort.

Existing solutions can deliver significant methane reductions if governments put the funding and policies in place to make them happen. More global coordination and investment is also needed to accelerate the development of new solutions such as methane vaccines which will take decades to develop.

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