Strategies for Mitigating Climate Change in Agriculture
Type of Publication: Research Report
Date of Publication: April 2014
Organizations: Climate Focus, California Environment Association ( CEA)
This report was commissioned to identify GHG mitigation options in the agricultural sector. Our analysis provides a snapshot of the global mitigation potential in the year 2030, compared to a hypothetical baseline in which no additional mitigation from agriculture is attempted, beyond current adoption and intensification trends. Our recommendations focus on GHG mitigation options while also supporting the food security and climate resiliency needs. We concentrate on mitigation options that reduce the GHG intensity of agriculture, both by changing production practices without harming yields and by shifting demand to lower-GHG intensive products.