Issue # 38, July 2021
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Dairy at the UN intersessional Meetings

The Dairy Sector were actively involved again in the United Nations intersessional meetings, speaking as representatives of the Business and Industry Group (BINGO) during the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA).  Due to the virtual nature of these meetings, we were also able to register…

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DSF’s thriving Communities of Interest

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The DSF Communities of Interest (CI) groups in Animal Care and GHG Emissions are becoming well established and have met several times now.  Members of the CI groups are benefitting from the opportunity to discuss the topics of importance to them in more detail and learn from each other.  So far they have heard from…

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DSF Webinar discussions

In recent webinars, DSF members have heard about several fellow DSF members’ sustainability programmes and how they are tackling certain issues, challenges and success stories.  In May Helen Dornom from Dairy Australia explored the challenge of keeping stakeholders engaged with your sustainability progress.  In June, Anna…

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DSF Annual Members Meeting - 30 November 2021

Prof David Hughes

 

We hope many of you will join us for our virtual meeting this year. The DSF Development Group is currently planning the meeting content and this year’s theme is Enhancing member interaction for effective progress.

Professor David Hughes

Our keynote speaker is  Professor David…

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DSF Members - Dairy Comms review available!

In 2020, the DSF launched its 2020-2025 Strategic Plan to guide it’s continued development. One of the strategic actions was the development of a focused communications strategy. In line with this strategic aim, Media House International was commissioned to conduct a communications review that included strategic recommendations based on their research findings.  Many DSF…

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UN Nutrition Livestock paper

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A recently released discussion paper from UN Nutrition – Livestock derived foods and sustainable healthy diets – discusses the health and environmental risks and benefits of livestock, and livestock-derived foods.  The paper presents a more balanced perspective on livestock than several recent reports on the…

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Managing Trade-offs between Adaptation and Decarbonization: Lessons from South Asia

Orchestrating synergies and trade-offs between the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been the subject of much study and effort, but meagre evidence exists of it happening in practice.  This fascinating article written by Dipayan Dey, Chair (Research & Planning), South Asian Forum for Environment (SAFE) raises concerns that more rigorous assessment of nature-based solution…

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Dairy Asia

A year ago, the DSF highlighted the new Dairy Asia secretariat office in Ulaanbaatar, so it may also be of interest to know that Dairy Asia now has social accounts on Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram as well as a Facebook page.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dairy-Asia-Network-2494017884155211 
Youtube: 

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Global Assessment: Urgent steps must be taken to reduce methane emissions this decade

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A 45 per cent reduction in human-caused methane emissions by 2030 would put the world on a path to achieving the Paris Agreement Goal to keep warming to 1.5˚C this century.  It would also have significant benefits for health, development, and food security. Read the

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#Farmers4FoodSystems

In the run up to the UN Food Systems Summit, you might like to take a look at the communications initiative that the World Farmers’ Organisation, WFO, has conceived to mainstream the farmers’ voice into the Summit processes.

Acknowledging that many of you are already…

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July's Food for thought...
  • Cargill Backs Cow Masks to Trap Methane Burps
  • Swiss voters reject key climate change measures
  • Project to make 5,000 dairy farms climate neutral awarded €2 million by Minister Harris
  • Climate: World at risk of hitting temperature limit soon
  • Beef Industry emissions can be “reduced substantially” claim researchers

Cargill…

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Sustainability News from DSF Members

We continue to share dairy sustainability news from around the membership.

Dairy Sustainability eNews from Australia

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Upcoming Events

If you have any forthcoming events that you think would be of interest to the DSF community, please send details to the DSF Secretariat and we will do our best to include them in future newsletters.

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