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La larga sombra del ganado (Livestock’s long shadow)

La larga sombra del ganado (Livestock’s long shadow)

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A major report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations which reveals that "the livestock sector accounts for 18 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions - more than transport, which emits 13.5%". The "Livestock’s long shadow" document (2006) stresses that "the livestock sector emerges as one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global." This report can also be downloaded in sections from the UN FAO website - http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/a0701e/a0701e00.HTM

Among the UN report's conclusions are that:

- "The livestock sector is a major player, responsible for 18 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions measured in CO2 equivalent. This is a higher share than transport."
- "The livestock sector accounts for 9 per cent of anthropogenic CO2 emissions. The largest share of this derives from land-use changes – especially deforestation – caused by expansion of pastures and arable land for feedcrops."
- "Livestock are responsible for much larger shares of some gases with far higher potential to warm the atmosphere. The sector emits 37 per cent of anthropogenic methane (with 23 times the global warming potential [GWP] of CO2), most of that from enteric fermentation by ruminants. It emits 65 percent of anthropogenic nitrous oxide (with 296 times the GWP of CO2), the great majority from manure."
- "Livestock are also responsible for almost two-thirds (64 per cent) of anthropogenic ammonia emissions, which contribute significantly to acid rain and acidification of ecosystems."
- "Livestock-related land use changes may emit 2.4 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide per year"
- "The findings of this report suggest that [livestock] should be a major policy focus when dealing with problems of land degradation, climate change and air pollution, water shortage and water pollution and loss of biodiversity. Livestock’s contribution to environmental problems is on a massive scale and its potential contribution to their solution is equally large. The impact is so significant that it needs to be addressed with urgency."

Please choose a planet-friendly, plant-based diet - download a vegetarian or vegan starter kit now. It's not only better for the environment and for animals but also for your health.
A major report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations which reveals that "the livestock sector accounts for 18 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions - more than transport, which emits 13.5%". The "Livestock’s long shadow" document (2006) stresses that "the livestock sector emerges as one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global." This report can also be downloaded in sections from the UN FAO website - http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/a0701e/a0701e00.HTM

Among the UN report's conclusions are that:

- "The livestock sector is a major player, responsible for 18 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions measured in CO2 equivalent. This is a higher share than transport."
- "The livestock sector accounts for 9 per cent of anthropogenic CO2 emissions. The largest share of this derives from land-use changes – especially deforestation – caused by expansion of pastures and arable land for feedcrops."
- "Livestock are responsible for much larger shares of some gases with far higher potential to warm the atmosphere. The sector emits 37 per cent of anthropogenic methane (with 23 times the global warming potential [GWP] of CO2), most of that from enteric fermentation by ruminants. It emits 65 percent of anthropogenic nitrous oxide (with 296 times the GWP of CO2), the great majority from manure."
- "Livestock are also responsible for almost two-thirds (64 per cent) of anthropogenic ammonia emissions, which contribute significantly to acid rain and acidification of ecosystems."
- "Livestock-related land use changes may emit 2.4 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide per year"
- "The findings of this report suggest that [livestock] should be a major policy focus when dealing with problems of land degradation, climate change and air pollution, water shortage and water pollution and loss of biodiversity. Livestock’s contribution to environmental problems is on a massive scale and its potential contribution to their solution is equally large. The impact is so significant that it needs to be addressed with urgency."

Please choose a planet-friendly, plant-based diet - download a vegetarian or vegan starter kit now. It's not only better for the environment and for animals but also for your health.

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La larga sombradel ganado
 
La Iniciativa para Ganadería, Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo (LEAD) es unainiciativa apoyada por el Banco Mundial, la Unión Europea, el Ministerio deAsuntos Exteriores (Francia), el Ministerio Federal Alemán para la Cooperacióny el Desarrollo Económico, a través de la GTZ (Alemania), el Ministerio Británicopara el Desarrollo Internacional (Reino Unido), la Agencia de los Estados Unidospara el Desarrollo Internacional (USA), el Organismo Danés de DesarrolloInternacional (Dinamarca), la Agencia Suiza para el Desarrollo y la Cooperación(Suiza), el Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA) y la Organizaciónde las Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentación (FAO).
Traducción española de la edición inglesa de la obra“Livestock’s Long Shadow” publicada en 2006Fotógrafos
Págs. 2 y 3: Ken Hammond / USDAPágs. 22 y 23: Dana Downic / USDAPágs. 78 y 79: R. Faidutti / FAOPágs. 124 y 125: Gene Alexander / USDA-NRCSPágs. 180 y 181: Archivo fotográfico – CIPAVPágs. 220 y 221: H. Wagner / FAOPágs. 266 y 267: Nikolaus Schareika
 
ORGANIZACIÓN DE LAS NACIONES UNIDAS PARA LA AGRICULTURA Y LA ALIMENTACIÓNRoma, 2009
Henning SteinfeldPierre GerberTom WassenaarVincent CastelMauricio RosalesCees de Haan
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