FAO – Agriculture’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions


For the first time FAO has released its own global estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU), contributing to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
New FAO estimates of greenhouse gas data show that emissions from agriculture, forestry and fisheries have nearly doubled over the past fifty years and could increase an additional 30 percent by 2050.
Check here and here for more.

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  1. #1 by argylesock on May 4, 2014 - 9:53 AM

    Reblogged this on Science on the Land and commented:
    argylesock says… Here are links to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports on greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=47563&Cr=Climate+change&Cr1=#.U2X74WdOWpp and what could be done http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/216137/icode/ You’ll recall that a few months ago, FAO said that emissions from livestock farming could be cut by 30% if farmers changed their methods http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2013/sep/26/greenhouse-gas-emissions-livestock


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