The mitigation pillar of Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA): targets and options
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Wollenberg E. The mitigation pillar of Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA): targets and options. Agriculture for Development 30:19-22.
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The need to prioritise food security in the face of a changing climate raises the question of how much agriculture should contribute to global mitigation targets. A global target for reducing methane and nitrous oxide emissions from agriculture of ~1 gigatonne of carbon dioxide equivalent per year (GtCO2e/yr) by 2030 would limit warming in 2100 to 2°C above pre-industrial levels. Yet low emissions development (LED) in agriculture, based on available technologies and policies, will deliver only a portion of the needed mitigation. More transformative options will be needed, including carbon sequestration, reduced food loss and waste, and shifts in consumption.
SubjectsPRIORITIES AND POLICIES FOR CSA; CLIMATE-SMART TECHNOLOGIES AND PRACTICES; LOW EMISSIONS DEVELOPMENT;
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