Government Action to Reduce Methane from the Livestock Sector


The livestock sector is an important emitter of methane, responsible for 32% of all emissions worldwide. It is also a vital economic sector, not only for large-scale industrial production, but especially for smallholder farmers.  

Methods such as improving manure management as well as feed and animal health can substantially cut methane emissions. Such actions can help achieve climate targets and other sustainable development objectives simultaneously.  

In this webinar, representatives from the governments of Uruguay and Indonesia will share their experience in regulating and governing methane emissions from the livestock sector. Their examples illustrate how government support for cutting methane emissions also enhances food security.  


  • Nathan Borgford-Parnell, CCAC Secretariat 
  • Alice Alpert, Office of Global Change Bureau of Oceans, Environment, and International Scientific Affairs, US State Department  
    Opening remarks
  • Dr. Agus Susanto, Director of the Indonesian Centre for Animal Research and Development (Indonesia) 
    Indonesia: Enhancing SLCP ambitions through the livestock sector 
  • Felipe Garcia, Adjunct Coordinator, Climate-smart Livestock Production and Land Restoration in the Uruguayan Rangelands Project (FAO Uruguay) 
    Uruguay: Cutting Methane from Enteric Fermentation  
  • Martial Bernoux (FAO) and other panellists   
    Discussion and audience Q&A
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