With continued support from the CCAC, GRA and FAO, Uruguay is involved in the project “Reducing Enteric Methane for improving food security and livelihoods.” The objective of this study is to support Uruguay in identifying low-cost strategies to reduce enteric methane emissions while contributing to Uruguay’s short-and long-term social and economic development and increasing resilience to climate change.
This collaborative effort will support Uruguay by improving the quality of its emissions inventory, better defining its reduction targets in terms of emissions intensity, and improving understanding of the impacts of measures to improve productivity, production system efficiency and the agriculture sector's reproduction system.
Access to reliable data has built Uruguay’s confidence that its contribution to food security does not compromise food production but rather increases productivity. Uruguay’s commitment on mitigation is to reduce methane emissions per unit (per kilo) of product produced and to reduce gross emissions where possible. With this objective in mind, Uruguay's ministers are working in collaboration and across sectors to certify and differentiate production while meeting the SDG goal of reducing hunger and the country’s target to reduce emissions intensity.
Uruguay believes that it can have a strategy on climate mitigation, adaptation, and resiliency combined with a productive strategy, called “multiple – win strategy”.