October 28, 2021

Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Animal Agriculture with Ben Lilliston

Animal agriculture represents 15.6% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, much of it in the form of methane and other non-CO2 gasses. Yet most countries have made no commitments to reduce non-CO2 GHGs, even though global animal agriculture emissions alone are poised to warm the planet past 1.5° C. Regulators around the world must act to reduce emissions from big meat and dairy companies, according to a growing chorus of advocates. What steps can they take that will respect farmers’ livelihoods?

Join the Law, Ethics & Animals Program for a presentation and Q&A with Ben Lilliston about this question. Lilliston is the director of rural strategies and climate change at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), where he reports, analyzes, and
writes about the intersection of climate, agriculture and trade policy. He works with Midwest, national and international partners to advance a policy framework for a just transition for farmers and rural communities in responding to the climate crisis.

This event is presented as part of the Law, Ethics & Animals Program’s speaker series, in collaboration with Yale Sustainable Food Program