EU countries agree to exclude extensive livestock from industrial emission standards

Updated Mar 18, 2023
The EU countries have agreed on their position to negotiate the revision of the Directive on Industrial Emissions, which will reinforce environmental requirements in pig and poultry farms and, for the first time, also for cattle, but which leaves livestock out of the scope of application extensive. The position agreed by the Twenty-seven, who will have to negotiate the final text with the European Parliament during the Spanish presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of the year, also toughens the requirements for pig and poultry farms with respect to regulations This is a legislative adjustment to achieve the EU's climate commitments, which was based on a proposal from the European Commission that sought to cover all farms with more than 150 animals -including cattle- to reduce methane emissions or ammonia, among others. But the countries have agreed to raise that number to 350 heads for cattle and pigs, to 280 heads on farms at and 350 in mixed farms, and that it ...
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