Advancing Together. A Roadmap for the English Pig Industry

Document setting out pig industry targets for the reduction of key environmental burdens over the next 10 years.

Year of Publication2011

This document sets out the targets the pig industry has established to reduce its environmental impact in the four key areas of climate change, eutrophication, acidification and abiotic resource depletion.Targets set for 2020 go beyond those requested by Government and demonstrate the industry’s ambition, commitment and determination in this area.These targets have been established in the context of the Government’s imperative for a transition to a Green Economy as proposed in the Low Carbon Transition Plan and the Greenhouse Gas Action Plan and, more recently, the European Commission’s publication ‘A Roadmap for moving to a competitive low carbon economy in 2050’. In embracing the wider concepts of sustainability and reducing the environmental impact of its activity, the pig industry will also seek to derive operational efficiencies that will have a direct benefit to producers.

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