What does ‘net zero’ really mean?
Net-zero emissions for dairy farms means reaching a balance between greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from farms and GHG removed from the atmosphere. To get there, farmers make efforts to reduce emissions as much as possible, and act to sequester carbon in their landscape to offset the remainder. Learn more
To help farmers along our path to net zero, DFC has released its Best Management Practices Guide to Mitigate Emissions on Dairy Farms. Developed in consultation with experts, the guide will help farmers identify and implement best management practices (BMPs) on their farm, including an overview of 30 BMP opportunities for reducing emissions, increasing carbon sequestration, and improving overall environmental sustainability.
Net Zero by 2050 is an ambitious commitment, but generations of Canadian dairy farmers have already adopted new practices based on science and innovation, so we’re up to the challenge and we’re confident that we can reach this goal.