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dc.contributor.authorO'Mara, Frank P.*
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-21T12:29:18Z
dc.date.available2012-12-21T12:29:18Z
dc.date.issued23/06/2011
dc.identifier.citationF.P. O’Mara. The significance of livestock as a contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions today and in the near future. Animal Feed Science and Technology, 166–167, June 2011: 7–15. DOI: 10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2011.04.074en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0377-8401
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11019/313
dc.descriptionpeer-revieweden_GB
dc.description.abstractAnimal agriculture is responsible for 8–10.8% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as assessed by IPCC accounting and, on the basis of lifecycle analysis, the contribution of livestock is up to 18% of global emissions. Asia is the source of the most enteric CH4 emissions with Latin America, Africa, Western Europe and North America being significant sources. These emissions are dominated by emissions from cattle. When GHG emissions are related to food production, the four most efficient regions are Eastern and Western Europe, North America, and the non-EU former Soviet Union which produced 46.3% of ruminant meat and milk energy and only 25.5% of enteric CH4 emissions in 2005. In comparison, the three least efficient producers (Asia, Africa, Latin America) produced an equivalent amount (47.1%) of ruminant meat and milk energy, and almost 69% of enteric CH4 emissions in 2005. Livestock related emissions will increase as world population and food demand increases; enteric CH4 emissions are projected to grow by over 30% from 2000 to 2020. There are mitigations available now, but it is imperative to develop new mitigations and ways to implement existing technologies more cost effectively.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherElsevier Inc.en_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAnimal Feed Science & Technology;vol 166-167
dc.subjectGreenhouse gasesen_GB
dc.subjectLivestocken_GB
dc.subjectAgricultureen_GB
dc.subjectFood productionen_GB
dc.subjectGreenhouse gas mitigationen_GB
dc.titleThe significance of livestock as a contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions today and in the near futureen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2011.04.074
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