Current research – International collaboration
|Source : Innovation Center For US Dairy|
The LEARN (Livestock Emissions and Abatement Research Network) committee was founded at the United Nations Climate Change meeting held in Bonn, May 2007. The committee aims to “improve understanding, measurement and monitoring of non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions from animal agriculture at all scales” and “to facilitate the development of cost effective and practical greenhouse gas mitigation solutions” (http://www.livestockemissions.net/). Next year, a LEARN meeting will be held following the Greenhouse Gases and Animal Agriculture Conference 2010, in Banff, Canada.
A number of researchers cited in this document have been invited to speak. Mark Powell of the USDA Forage Research Center in Madison, WI, is a LEARN member. He suggests that COTF members should be present at the 2010 conference, since a substantial portion of the program involves ruminant CH4 emissions. Even more, Dr. Powell thinks LEARN might be interested in a presentation by DMI, and suggests submitting an abstract to the committee. More information on the conference, including invited presentations, can be obtained online (http://www.ggaa2010.org/invited.shtml)
Source: Gina L. Laur, ‘Evaluation of strategies to reduce enteric methane emissions from U.S. dairy cows’, pages 38 & 39 (paper supplied by DMI/Innovation Center for US Dairy)