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‘Cuts to cattle numbers would cost rural economy'

Carbon budget says technology may only deliver relatively small GHG reductions

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Cuts to cattle numbers to achieve greenhouse gas reduction targets would significantly impact the rural economy, wipe potentially billions of agricultural output and lead to thousands of job losses.

The stark predictions are contained in a report published yesterday by the Climate Advisory Council as it submitted to Government crucial carbon budgets consistent with a 51pc reduction in greenhouse gases in 2030.


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