Rangelands Initiative events at COP26 highlight the importance of pastoral livestock systems

Dec 09, 2021

On November 5, the World Alliance of Mobile Indigenous Peoples (WAMIP), supported by the Rangelands Initiative, held an event called 'sheep for the climate' at the Govan docks in Glasgow as part of COP26. The event brought together an international delegation of pastoralists and Scottish sheep farmers from the Rare Breeds Survival Trust to discuss an important theme not covered by the official COP program: pastoralists and extensive livestock systems' role in ecosystem restoration, climate change mitigation and resilient food systems. It highlighted that despite growing criticism of the livestock sector, the world's pastoralists are an integral part of the solution to the global environmental challenges we face.

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