Methane, Cows, and Climate Change:
California Dairy's Path to Climate Neutrality
UC Davis white paper looks at evolving climate science and its implications for the California dairy sector.
California Dairy's Climate Neutral Future
California's family dairy farmers are world leaders in developing climate-smart practices. They are making great strides to reduce reliance on fossils fuels and decrease greenhouse gas emissions.
Fighting Climate Change
California dairy farms have
reduced GHG emissions
by more than 45%
over the past 50 years.
Helping Cool the Planet
California set an ambitious goal to reduce dairy manure methane emissions by 40% by 2030. With ongoing incentive funding and collaboration, efforts are currently on track to meet that goal and achieve "climate neutrality" in the near future.
Soaking Up the Sun
More than 125 California dairy farms are creating clean, solar energy. Dairies are also reducing reliance on fossil fuels through energy efficiency and electrifying farm equipment.
What is Climate Neutrality?
When an entity or industry has no net global warming impact. "Warming Neutral."
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