Issue # 39, September 2021
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DSF Annual Members Meeting - 30 November 2021

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Registrations are rolling in for the virtual DSF annual meeting, Enhancing member interaction for effective progress.  If you are a DSF Member and haven’t booked your place yet, please register here.

The three-hour programme will cover:

  • ‘Pathways to Dairy Net…
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DSF Communities of Interest Update

The DSF GHG Emissions and Animal Care Communities of Interest (CI) both met this month. As smaller and more focused groups, each CI drills down into specific areas, under the Criteria to identify potential solutions. Dairy Australia provided a fascinating insight into their GHG work with…

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Pathways to Dairy Net Zero

Many of you will have joined the online meetings held recently which outlined more detail about this exciting global dairy sector initiative, aiming to accelerate action against climate change throughout the sector.  Research is underway to identify where  positive climate change action is possible across all…

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UN Food Systems Summit 2021

UN Food Systems Summit 2021


The UN Food Systems Summit 2021 takes place as a virtual event on 23 September and is open to all.  The organisers say that it will serve as a historic opportunity to empower all people to leverage the power of food systems to drive our…

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IPCC releases Climate Change 2021 Report

Last month the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their latest report, “Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis”.  Totalling nearly 3,000 pages, it is the first major international assessment of climate change research since 2014.  The report confirms previous assessments by IPCC but…

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New LCA-based Methodology for Calculation Carbon Sequestration released

The first life-cycle assessment (LCA)-based methodology for calculating carbon sequestration in cattle production systems is now available for pilot testing. The methodology, C-Sequ, was developed by a consortium of dairy and beef organizations, global soil scientists and LCA specialists.

Carbon capture and sequestration are potential…

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Global Warming Potential* (GWP*): Understanding the implications for mitigating methane emissions in agriculture

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) has recently released an Info note authored by Costa Jr. C, Wironen M, Racette K, Wollenberg E.  The Info Note discusses how the choice of which climate metric to use can have important implications…

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IDF launches special UN Food Systems Summit edition of Dairy Sustainability Outlook series

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The International Dairy Federation (IDF) recently launched their 4th edition of the Dairy Sustainability Outlook series, which provides new case studies to support the dairy sector in delivering on its commitment to sustainable development, guided by the five action tracks of the UN Food Systems Summit. …

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September's Food for thought...

• Cattle Industry commits to carbon neutrality by 2040
• Dairy crucial to children’s health
• Cows toilet trained to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
• World Milk Day success

Cattle Industry commits to Carbon Neutrality by 2040 – from NCBA – the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association announced their commitment to U.S cattle sustainability goals. …

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Other Sustainability News from DSF Members

We continue to share dairy sustainability news from around the membership.
Dairy Sustainability eNews from Australia

If you have sustainability materials or news you would like to share, please contact the DSF Secretariat.

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Upcoming Events
Pathways to Dairy Net Zero launch - 22 September 2021
UN Food Systems Summit - 23 September 2021
EDA Annual Convention 2021, - 1 October 2021
IDF Conference, Copenhagen - 13 - 15 October 2021
World Food Day - 16 October 2021
UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) - 1 - 12 November 2021 Glasgow, Scotland
• GDP Annual Meeting - 17 November 2021 - more details to follow
DSF Members Annual Meeting (virtual) - 30 November 2021 - register now!

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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