HomeLagumlalang: A Refereed Journal of Interdisciplinary Synthesisvol. 1 no. 2 (2012)

The Impacts of Livestock Carbon Footprint Mitigation and Adaptation in Salikneta, San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan

Dane Agatha Lorica | Glenn S. Banaguas

Discipline: Chemistry, Environmental Studies



The existence of a human-induced or anthropogenic greenhouse gases (GHGs) specifically carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere can be ascribed to the processes associated predominantly with an ultimate and imperative factor: the livestock. In 2010, De La Salle Araneta University released a total 65,000 kg equivalent of CO2 into the atmosphere, a concentration that is nominal relative to the CO2 emissions in the countrywide setting. This equivalent emission serves as the baseline scenario for the University. CO2 accounting and modeling were performed using the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) frameworks. The results were further validated using internationally-accepted schemes. Mitigating measures and adaptation capacities on how to address the environmental enigma were determined and recommended in order to offset the so-called ecological footprint. An estimated fifty percent (50%) of CO2 equivalent reduction would be reached in 2015 if these assuaging systems emerge.