Karen Haugen-Kozyra, President of Viresco recently published a piece in an issue of Animal Frontiers: Charting a Course to Sustainability exploring Market-based tools for accelerating cattle sustainability in Canada.
In the article, Karen outlines how Canada provides a useful and interesting model for tools that can accelerate livestock sustainability, in particular, for the cattle sector. Globally, cattle are responsible for about 65% of livestock’s greenhouse gas emissions, with methane from enteric fermentation of feedstuffs and manure accounting for about 44% of the emissions. She discusses the unique opportunity for livestock-based solutions, facilitated by effective market mechanisms and tools, contributing to lower environmental impacts as well as key drivers enabling the opportunity and uses case studies from Canada that are operational today to demonstrate what could be possible in other jurisdictions given similar circumstances and capabilities.
The full article can be found here and the entire issue can be read here.