By: UnEx

Training Day at the Cáceres Veterinary Association on the Life Regenerate Project and Climate Change

Under the title "The role of livestock farming in climate change. Calculation of the Carbon Footprint and the Certification of Differentiated Food", the methodology developed in LIFE Regenerate for the calculation of the carbon footprint on farms was presented on 26 January at the Cáceres Veterinary Association. The speaker made it clear that climate change "is no longer a matter of faith, but a reality demonstrated by scientific evidence that is altering production cycles and affecting the territory".

The impact on livestock is being felt in the reproduction of species, alterations in production cycles, the appearance of vectors and diseases where they did not exist before, and influence on the health and economic plans of farms. "In addition, the impact on biodiversity and the spread of invasive species must also be taken into account," he warned.

Against this background, it is essential to analyze the life cycle of a product in order to understand its Carbon Footprint, i.e. the emissions that are transformed into CO2. In this way, it will be possible to assess the environmental burdens of farms, detect their real impact and identify possible measures for improvement.

"The legislation currently establishes exhaustive criteria, based on the ISO 14040 standard, to carry out this Product Life Cycle Assessment (PLCA), based on the resources used and the emissions produced and captured in each of the production and distribution phases". It is a tool that helps to combat misinformation, banish hoaxes about the role of livestock farming in climate change and produce differentiated food", where the regenerative agriculture model developed in Life Regenerate plays a fundamental role in the adaptation of farms to climate change, he concluded.