By decreasing methane emissions could the red meat industry help bring down global temperatures?
In relative terms, yes. All methane emissions contribute to atmosphere temperature rise. However, because methane is removed from the atmosphere within about 12 years, a relative cooling effect could potentially be achieved by emitting less methane than the previous 12 years.
The Australian red meat industry is working to reduce methane emissions through the use of innovative technologies and practices, such as improved genetics, new livestock feeds, and grazing management.
The industry has set a goal of being Carbon Neutral by 2030 (CN30). This means that by 2030, Australian beef, lamb and goat production will make no net release of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into the atmosphere.