16 May '12, 12pm

Why curbing agriculture's climate impacts is a growing challenge

Why curbing agriculture's climate impacts is a growing challenge

Thousands of companies have developed greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories in recent years as a crucial first step towards measuring and ultimately reducing their emissions. Agricultural emissions are a large part of many of those inventories: Farming is currently responsible for between 10 and 12 percent of global GHG emissions. Globally, agricultural emissions are expected to increase by more than 50 percent by 2030 , according to the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). There is much uncertainty about how agricultural emissions should be reported in GHG inventories, a situation that hinders measurement and reduction efforts in the sector. To address this issue, the Greenhouse Gas Protocol is developing industrywide best practices for reporting agricultural GHG emissions. Why are agricultural GHG emissions so challenging? Agricultural emissions are difficul...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/05/16/why-curbing-ags-c...

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