17 Jun '12, 8pm

#RioPlus20 - Project to measure & manage GHG emissions for #agriculture in Brazil launched #greeneconomy

Sugar cane harvest; Sao Paolo, Brazil (credit: Mariordo Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz/Wikimedia) The World Resources Institute (WRI) and the British Embassy are launching a two year partnership to measure corporate and farm-level emissions in Brazil. Agricultural emissions account for nearly 20 percent of Brazil’s emissions, with agricultural production on the rise. The project, based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol , will develop GHG Accounting Guidance for Brazilian Agriculture, filling an important gap, since Brazil does not presently have a methodology for corporate and farm-level accounting, reporting, and monitoring. This project will support Brazil in meeting its targets set in the National Plan on Climate Change , including measuring agricultural emissions, both up and down the value chain, and from land use. “It is an honor to announce the launch of a new project that ...

Full article: http://www.wri.org/press/2012/06/statement-project-launch...

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