Viresco Solutions is a consulting firm based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Its core business is greenhouse gas offset policy development and implementation, greenhouse gas emissions quantification, sustainable supply chain development, environmental offset methodology development, and providing technical assistance to others undertaking carbon offset project development. Its clients include industry and non-governmental associations, large private sector companies, and local, provincial and federal governments.
Enteric fermentation is a digestive process by which carbohydrates are broken down by microorganisms into simple molecules for absorption into the bloodstream of an animal.
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There is growing evidence that greenhouse gas emissions from human activity contribute to climate change. Many people blame modern farming practices for accelerating this - agriculture produces between 16.8 and 32.2 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. But could agriculture also hold some solutions to climate change?Research for Geenpeace
International by the University of Aberdeen, in the UK, analyses the
contribution of modern farming to human-induced climate change. The main
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This report focuses on investigating the SLCP mitigation technologies offering the highest mitigation potential of the three major SLCPs: black carbon, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and methane, and each of the sectors identified by the CCAC sector initiatives. The report assesses the barriers to expediently mobilise private financial flows towards SLCP mitigating technologies in a number of key sector and markets; analyse the financial profiles of the key technologies.
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INIAP has the mission to improve sustainable agricultural production in Ecuador through scientific research, the development, validation, and transference of innovative technologies. Many accessions and technologies from around the world are evaluated on the 13 Research Facilities located to cover the diversity in soils and climate that characterise the Ecuadorean environment. INIAP´s technical programs now, include factors affecting Climate Change, these are crop drought tolerance and the reduction in evolution of greenhouse gases (methane) from animal production.
Waste to energy for Local Governments: a step by step guide to implementation - Vol I - Technical Report on Santo Andreas landfil for biogas generationType:Publication
First volume of the Implementation Guide finalised and ready for distribution to participant municipalities, key state and federal government agents, private sector in waste management related business, academics and relevant NGOs.
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The Argentina Solid Waste Management Emission Reductions Project aims to help mitigate climate change through the effective reduction of carbon emissions caused by the methane (GHG) generated in the landfill. At local level, the project aims to improve final solid waste disposal practices, reducing the risk of uncontrolled fires and explosions in the landfill and contributing to better air quality through a reduction in hazardous trace gases contained in LFG.
Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions in livestock production: a review of technical options for non-CO2 emissionsType:PublicationPublication date:Objective:
This report presents a unique and exhaustive review of current knowledge on mitigation practices for greenhouse gas emissions in the livestock sector. It focuses specifically on non-CO2 emissions from enteric fermentation and manure management.