A Brief Note On Livestock 's Long Shadow : Environmental Issues And Options By The Livestock, Environment And Development Initiative

865 Words May 19th, 2016 4 Pages
The methodology that the writer of this research project practiced is a desk-based study which requires gathering relevant data observations, as well as journal articles from specific documents and collective research findings in order to analyse the subject matter and arrive at a more thorough understanding and form a stronger conviction as to why environmental organisations, namely the UNFCCC, and more specifically the recent Paris agreement, have been constantly neglecting to shed a light on the livestock system which, apart from fossil fuel, is also a huge threat to drastic climate change; and, subsequently decipher if suggestive recommendations and reforms for policy and its implementation should be incorporated in the outcome of the UNFCCC as soon as possible.
Several extensive reports have been chosen by the writer to contemplate the issue at hand i.e. Livestock’s Long Shadow: Environmental Issues and Options by the Livestock, Environment and Development Initiative (hereinafter LEAD) – though a much earlier report but it laid the groundwork for understanding the relationship between our food choices and the environment, thus, has been reaffirmed and constantly referred to by the following reports: Tackling Climate Change Through Livestock: A Global Assessment of Emissions and Mitigation Opportunities by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (hereinafter FAO); Livestock – Climate Change’s Forgotten Sector: Global Public Opinion on Meat and…
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