The overarching goal of the LIFE Beef Carbon project – a joint European initiative – is to reduce climate polluting carbon emissions by 119,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent in beef systems over a 10-year period. In other words, it aims to cut beef’s carbon footprint by 15% relative to 2016.

At the same time, the project aims to maintain beef production and actually improve performance and cost efficiencies on farms in the process.