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What contribution do livestock make to greenhouse gas emissions?

Australia’s red meat industry contributes 10% of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, and is one of the lowest carbon emissions profiles of any major meat producing country.

Every sector of the economy contributes to Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions total. The largest emitters are electricity generation (33%), stationary energy excluding electricity (20%), transport (18%), and agriculture (13% - of which the red meat industry represents 10%). 



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