The livestock sector is facing several environmental and social challenges. The sector (e.g. cattle, pig, poultry) is a major emitter of ammonia (NH3), particulate matter (PM) and methane (CH4). Aside from reducing harmful emissions, the sector also has to preserve / improve animal welfare and biodiversity. Also the use of pesticides to produce animal feeds and the use of pharmaceuticals (e.g. antibiotics) should be reduced to acceptable levels. At the same time the social and economic importance of the livestock sector is considerable, for rural development, food security, employment, income generation and exports. As a result, there is an increasing need for the livestock sector to produce more sustainable products, like eggs, dairy, and meat. The challenge for the livestock sector - in order to make the transition towards a sustainable development pathway - is to balance environmental protection, with other social and economic development goals, at the local, national and international level. It is expected that in the (near) future some difficult choices will need to be made to secure a sustainable future for the livestock sector, in an effort to balance the positive with the negative impacts.
This survey asks stakeholders, like you, to consider which sustainable development goals they value the most in relation to building a sustainable future for the livestock sector.
The survey is developed within the framework of the EU H2020 project, TRANSrisk. The project aims to assess low greenhouse gas emission transition pathways that are technically and economically feasible and acceptable from a social and environmental viewpoint.
TRANSrisk brings together quantitative models and qualitative assessments, focusing on participatory consultations with stakeholders as a link between the approaches.
As a stakeholder, you are cordially invited to participate in this survey in your personal capacity. Your views will be treated anonymously and will not be used for any other purpose than for this study.
Your feedback is valuable, therefore we would like to thank you for participating in our survey.
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