Lamb

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Lamb
Carbon Footprint
GHG Emissions Facts
Per one kilogram bone-free meat
Total:27.91 kg CO₂e
27,910 gCO₂e
Source: literature review[1]

Lamb refers to the bone-free meat from young sheep. The environmental impact information on this page includes greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are caused by the materials, production, packaging, and transport life cycle stages. The information omits the carbon footprint of retail sale and consumer transport, storage, cooking, and disposal. The average or mean carbon footprint or GHG emissions, attributed to the product life-cycle stages from material production to distribution, are 27.91 kg carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per kilogram bone-free meat.[1]

The main source for this carbon footprint information is a literature review published in the Journal of Cleaner Production. The environmental impact data for lamb was obtained from 56 global warming potential (GWP) values published in 22 life cycle assessment (LCA) studies. The GWP values for lamb had a median of 25.58 kg CO2e. These GWP ranged from 10.05 to 56.7 and had a standard deviation of 11.93.[1]




Other products

The table below lists products in the meat category with the lowest total GHG emissions.

Carbon footprints of similar products
Product Total (kg CO2e)
Duck (1 kg) 3.09
Kangaroo (1 kg) 4.1
Chicken (1 kg) 4.12
Rabbit (1 kg) 4.7

See also

  • Meat - comparison of the environmental impacts of meats

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 S.J. Clune, E. Crossin, K. Verghese. Systematic review of greenhouse gas emissions for different fresh food categories. J. Clean. Prod., 140 (Part 2) (2016), pp. 766–783 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.04.082