Issue # 40, November 2021
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In this issue...

We bring you news of DSF involvement at COP26, a new resource on Carbon Trading and other topical items for those engaged in sustainability efforts in the dairy sector... 

DSF Annual Members Meeting - Members - have you booked your place?

Enhancing member interaction for effective progress is our theme this year and over 100 delegates have already registered from across the global dairy sector.  Taking place on 30 November from 19h00 – 22h00 (UK time), there is still time to book you place. In addition to sector sustainability activity updates and Member focussed break-out sessions…

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New Carbon Trading resource released

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Global Dairy Platform (GDP) and Quantis have worked in partnership to produce a brochure Carbon credits and the dairy sector: to sell or not to sell?  The carbon market is growing in response to voluntary and regulatory sustainability targets and schemes and yet there is currently…

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DSF at COP26

Attending COP26 in person: Tom Vilsack (US Secretary of Agriculture), Donald Moore (GDP & DSF Chairman) & Minette Batters (WFO, President of the National Farmers Union of England & Wales)

DSF’s Brian Lindsay and Donald Moore attended the COP26 event in Glasgow this month. The…

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Also at COP26 - Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture

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It is only really since 2017 that the parties at the COP agreed to formally institutionalize discussion on agriculture, incorporating it as a permanent item on the Agenda of the UNFCCC. This is delivered through the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KWJA). Brian Lindsay has…

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The Global Methane Pledge - an opportunity and a potential challenge

In addition to the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) outcomes at COP26, came an announcement which presents  both an opportunity and a potential challenge.

The Global Methane Pledge: More than 100 countries, led by U.S. and EU, launched the Global Methane Pledge, committing to cut emissions of methane by 30% by 2030.…

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Update on the DSF Communities of Interest (CI)

This month our GHG Emissions CI met and heard from members of the ‘community’ based at AHDB in the UK, who shared examples of collaboration initiatives between farmers, processors and retailers to reduce GHG emissions.

Next month, December 7th our Animal Care CI are discussing…

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Draft C-Sequ Guidelines released for pilot testing

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We know this was communicated in the September’s DSF Newsletter though with all the discussions at the COP26 and many others referencing the importance of above and below ground sequestration, we feel the need to share this again in this edition.

The first life-cycle assessment…

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Climate Ambition announced by UK DSF Member the Dairy Roadmap

As COP26 got underway, the UK’s DSF Aggregating member, The Dairy Roadmap set out the UK dairy industry’s support for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and limiting global warming and announced it will set a minimum standard for improvement across the entire British dairy industry. In…

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The Boma - a new podcast about livestock in the developing world

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This new podcast focuses on the cattle, camels, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry that provide billions of people with nutrition, income, resources and livelihoods.  How can small scale livestock systems be sustainable, as well as profitable?  How can they help protect the environment?  Do they harm or enhance human health?  Click on the link to…

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November's Food for thought...
  • Research seeks to determine how much extra carbon dioxide can trees absorb to reduce greenhouse emissions
  • At tables of the future
  • Ministers Adopt Strategy to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants by 2030
  • The revolutionary additive to reduce cows’ methane emission
  • Virginia Tech researchers say eliminating dairy cows would have minimal…
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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
EDA Dairy Flash from the European Dairy Association.

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

Upcoming Events
Dairy Asia dialogue: Yak milk production - 19 November 2021 14.00 - 15.45 (Ulaanbaatar/Asia time
World Antimicrobial Awareness Week - 18 -24 November 2021
DSF Members Annual Meeting (virtual) - 30 November 2021 - register now!
The Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) Conference - 6 December 2021
Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference (GGAA) June 5-10, 2022 - Orlando, Florida
IDF World Dairy Summit 2022 - 12 – 15 September 2022 in New Delhi

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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