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Portugal: The European Union reaches agreement on livestock emissions

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Published Dec 1, 2023

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The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have agreed on the Industrial Emissions Directive (EDI), which will regulate emissions from intensive livestock farming. The directive will only apply to larger farms and exclude extensive farms and those raising animals for domestic use. Criticism of the agreement has emerged, with farming associations concerned about the importation of meat and eggs that do not meet the standards set by the directive, and environmental NGOs arguing that the new regulations do not do enough to protect citizens from pollution.
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The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union reached an agreement on the Industrial Emissions Directive (EDI), which will impact emissions from livestock farming. The directive will apply to intensive production livestock farms with more than 350 CN for pigs, 300 CN for laying hens, 280 CN for other poultry and 380 CN for mixed farms. Extensive farms and the raising of animals for domestic use would be excluded from the scope of the directive. The new rules will be applied progressively, starting in 2030 with larger farms. The European Commission initially proposed a threshold of 150 CN for all animals, including cattle. The Council of the European Union, for its part, had defined the application to intensive production livestock farms with more than 350 CN for cattle and pigs, 280 CN for poultry and 350 CN for mixed farms. In turn, the European Parliament argued that it should apply to pig farms with more than 2000 CN for production pigs (more than 30 kg) or with ...
Source: PTvidarural
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