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Denmark is a major producer of dairy and pork. According to the European Commission report of 2022, a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions in Denmark come from the agriculture sector, which is highest among other sectors.

Livestock is one of the major contributors to global emissions according to various reports, with cows and other animals producing the greenhouse gas methane through their manure and burps.

Dairy farmers in Denmark face having to pay an annual tax of 672 krone ($96) per cow for the planet-heating emissions they generate.

The country’s coalition government agreed to introduce the world’s first carbon emissions tax on agriculture. It will mean new levies on livestock starting in 2030.

Source: CNN