EU's agriculture emissions 'could thwart' climate action

UN climate talks have heard that the world can do much more to reduce emissions from agriculture, but in the EU the sector’s carbon footprint continues to grow

UN climate talks have heard that the world can do much more to reduce emissions from agriculture, but in the EU the sector’s carbon footprint continues to grow.

Agriculture and the use of energy and water to raise livestock and grow crops was one of the dominant themes of the UN climate conference last Friday. Delegates from 190 countries meeting in Bonn continued to work out how to implement the Paris Agreement on climate and encourage deeper emissions cuts across all sectors, including farming.

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