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Environment - Australian meat industry emissions down 57 per cent since 2005
22 February 2021

Australian Meat Industry Council CEO Patrick Hutchinson says since 2005 the meat industry has reduced net emissions by up to 57 per cent and is on track to meet a 2030 net-zero target, reports Sky News Australia


 

"Our next review as an industry is due in about 2022 where we're looking to ensure we're about 25 percent below the emissions we were tracking in 2017," he said.

"Then moving out to 2025, it's at about 50 percent and then moving to 2030.

"We're working hand-in-glove across the supply chain... to ensure we can have that target of net emissions."

Mr Hutchinson said whatever concrete decisions were made by the government - as the Nationals push to keep the Agriculture exempt from any mandated net-zero targets - it would need to be economically viable and not at the cost of regional and rural Australia's livelihood.

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