The livestock sector accepts the challenge of the UN Agenda 2030

More than 170 stakeholders of the livestock sector met in Panama on 20-23 June 2016 for the 6th Multi-stakeholder Partnership meeting (MSP) of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock.

During the meeting, partners from a wide range of stakeholder groups reviewed the contribution of livestock to the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Agenda 2030, a set of 17 aspirational objectives agreed by 193 member states to guide decisions of government for the next 15 years ... [read more]

Ethiopia’s Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Shiferaw Teklemariam

UN adopts resolution promoting sustainable pastoralism and rangelands

A new  resolution on Combating desertification, land degradation and drought and promoting sustainable pastoralism and rangelands was presented and adopted at the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) held 23–27 May 2016 at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in Nairobi, Kenya.
At a UNEA-2 side event on sustainable pastoralism, high-level discussions among key players in the livestock sector highlighted pastoralism’s ability to promote healthy ecosystems in the face of climate change, showing that common pastures are potential reservoirs of greenhouse gases.  [read more on ILRI News site]

new signees

We are pleased to announce that more members have recently signed the consensus document to officially join The Global Agenda. We welcome their contribution to catalysing and guiding the sustainable development of the livestock sector.

New members are: the Government of Panama, the Pastoralist Knowledge Hub, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR) and El Centro para la Investigacion en Sistemas Sostenibles de Produccion Agropecuaria (CIPAV), the World Bank and the Global Dairy Platform.

All these organizations have signed the consensus sharing our commitment and enthusiasm for a more sustainable livestock.

FAO launches compact livestock emission model GLEAM-i

14 April 2016. GLEAM-i is a user-friendly tool to support the preparation of greenhouse gas inventories, project design and evaluation, as well as analytical work on emissions. GLEAM-i is based on IPCC-Tier2 computation guidelines and benefits from the extensive in-built GLEAM database of parameters and activity data, which can easily be adapted by the user to match specific conditions... [read more]


COAG25 Side Event
Sustainable livestock: what are the choices?

Thursday 29 September, 18:00–19:30

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