A NET-ZERO FUTURE. DECADES IN THE MAKING.
For decades, Canadian dairy farmers have been committed to producing milk and taking care of the environment for future generations. Now they are committed to reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions for the sector by the year 2050. Sustainable objectives include various ways to improve soil health and water conservation, tackling waste, focusing on energy efficiency, protecting biodiversity and more.
WHAT DOES NET ZERO MEAN?
Net-zero emissions means achieving an overall balance between greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted from farms, and the greenhouse gases they remove from the atmosphere. In other words, the idea is to reduce emissions at the farm level as much as possible and offset the remainder through carbon sequestration, bringing net emissions to zero.
HOW CAN NET ZERO BE ACHIEVED ON FARMS?
There are several ways farmers can reduce emissions on farms and capture carbon from the air. Here are a few of them.