The consequences of climate change for our planet are far reaching, with impacts on human health, ecosystems and the climate.
Recently, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), confirmed 2020, as one of the warmest years on record. As our planet continues to warm at unsustainable levels, there are significant ambitions to reduce emissions from Irish Agriculture in the coming years.
Just before Christmas the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) published the Ag Climatise Road Map, following extensive engagement with farmer, industry, research, policy and environmental stakeholders. The Ag Climatise Roadmap was designed with the aim of helping all stakeholders to work together to tackle climate change and air pollution, by clearly explaining what we need to do and when we need to do it.
Tom O’Dwyer, the new Head of Signpost Programme, wrote about the Ag Climatise Road Map and Sustainable Farming, in a recent article published in Today’s Farm. The article also includes a brief listing of practices identified by Teagasc which are key to reducing agricultural emissions. To read the full article please click on this link: There’s no Vaccine for Climate Change.