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September 30, 2021   •   Events

05/10/2021 - 12/10/2021

Online

Catalina.Etcheverry@un.org

Livestock Webinar Website

Join the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) throughout October 2021 for their webinar series on regulating methane. Three upcoming webinars set out to inspire fast action by providing multiple examples of methane regulations and policies in the three largest emitting sectors: fossil fuels, agriculture and waste.

Click on the titles below for further information and to register.

The GRA partners with the CCAC in the livestock area in particular.

5 Oct: Government Action to Reduce Methane from Rice Production

13:00 – 14:30 CEST (UTC+02:00)

Paddy rice is a staple crop for much of the world’s population. It is also a key source of the greenhouse gas methane, responsible for about 40 million tonnes, or 10% of global emissions, each year. Sustainable rice production practices that reduce water consumption and the need for fertilizers can control increasing methane emissions and ensure the livelihoods of millions of smallhold rice farmers.

This webinar looks at the experiences of the governments of Viet Nam and Bangladesh in developing and implementing policies to reduce methane from paddy rice and explores how these actions can simultaneously reduce air pollution and climate change with benefits for food security.

7 Oct: Government Action to Reduce Methane from the Livestock Sector

13:00 – 14:30 CEST (UTC+02:00)

The livestock sector is an important emitter of methane, responsible for 32% of all emissions worldwide. It is also a vital economic sector, not only for large-scale industrial production, but especially for smallholder farmers. Methods such as improving manure management as well as feed and animal health can substantially cut methane emissions. Such actions can help achieve climate targets and other sustainable development objectives simultaneously.

In this webinar, representatives from the governments of Uruguay and Indonesia will share their experience in regulating and governing methane emissions from the livestock sector. Their examples illustrate how government support for cutting methane emissions also enhances food security.

12 Oct: Government Action to Reduce Methane from Organic Waste

13:00 – 14:30 CEST (UTC+02:00)

Keeping organic matter out of landfills is a cost-effective way to cut methane emissions from waste. Achieving this requires policies that promote sorting, recycling or composting, but also avoiding food waste in the first place.

This webinar will look at the experiences of the governments of Chile and Indonesia in developing and implementing policies to divert organic waste from landfills and explore the multiple benefits that methane action can deliver towards climate change mitigation and improved human health and wellbeing.