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Cool Farming: Climate impacts of agriculture and mitigation potential

This report, published by Greenpeace International was written by researchers from the University of Aberdeen. It puts agriculture's global contribution to GHG emissions at 17 and 32% of all human-induced GHG emissions, including land use changes. However, it also says that agriculture has a significant climate change mitigation potential, which could change the position of agriculture from the second largest emitter to a much smaller emitter or even a net sink. Mitigation options fall into the following categories:
  • Cropland management
  • Grazing management
This report, published by Greenpeace International was written by researchers from the University of Aberdeen. It puts agriculture's global contribution to GHG emissions at 17 and 32% of all human-induced GHG emissions, including land use changes. However, it also says that agriculture has a significant climate change mitigation potential, which could change the position of agriculture from the second largest emitter to a much smaller emitter or even a net sink. Mitigation options fall into the following categories:
  • Cropland management
  • Grazing management
  • Restoration of organic soils
  • Water and rice management
  • Land use change, agroforestry, set aside etc
  • More efficient fertiliser manafacture
  • Eating fewer meat and dairy products
See here for the full report.
 

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