What Can We Expect From COP27
Quite a lot of water, some of it no doubt contaminated with sewerage and pesticides, has passed under environmental bridges since COP26 took place in Glasgow, during November 2021. That conference attracted a lot of media attention and generated numerous promises from world governments, many of which do not appear to have been implemented. Indeed the world appears to be in a very different place as the COP27 conference approaches, which is being held in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt in mid November. 
Sustainability at Paragon Veterinary Group

Paragon Veterinary Group in Cumbria is a founder member of VetSalus, which is taking a proactive approach to sustainability in veterinary practice. Paragon employs a team of 25 veterinary surgeons, 6 nurses, 15 vet technicians and a large business support team working from 3 sites. The practice features farm, companion animal, equine and advanced breeding divisions and each contributes to the development of a more sustainable business.

Sustainability at VetSouth
VetSouth is one of the largest veterinary practices in New Zealand and is based predominantly in the southern half of the South Island. Find out how they have taken a positive approach to the challenges of sustainability, and how they plan to support farmers through emissions legislation and climate change mitigation. 
VetSalus Book Review. Regenesis: Feeding the World without Devouring the Planet, by George Monbiot
George Monbiot is a well known and frequently controversial Guardian columnist and author. It thus comes as no surprise that the cover of his new book,’Regenesis’, does not hesitate to present an immediate challenge, showing, as it does, a bucolic scene of a wildflower meadow with a stark cut out of a grazing bovine very obviously removed. Find out what our Chair, Lewis Griffiths, thought of the book.
New Zealand Begins to Address Methane Emissions

Agriculture remains a cornerstone of the New Zealand economy and ruminant based agriculture, particularly dairy, makes up the largest single component. As a direct result of this, methane emissions from ruminants contribute around one third of the country’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing these emissions is critical to New Zealand meeting its international targets but doing so comes with a considerable risk of damaging the economy.