Reducing emissions in agriculture: What solutions for a more sustainable farming sector? | Euractive workshop
Agriculture is one of the sectors most affected by climate change. However, it also contributes to the release of gases like ammonia and greenhouse gases (GHGs), affecting the quality of air and biodiversity.
These gases are mostly generated from livestock and from organic and mineral nitrogen fertilisers. The EU has put legislation in place to control air pollution, such as the National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) directive setting reduction targets for all countries.
Mitigation and adaptation are therefore key in finding long-lasting solutions to reduce emissions in the agricultural sector. Choosing the right solutions and applying them in a smart way is also essential in making the European farming sector more sustainable.
EURACTIV organised this workshop to discuss practical ways to reduce emissions in the agricultural sector to mitigate climate change.