The University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment just published a new primer on their Food Matters website.
Entitled, “How Does Agriculture Change Our Climate?”, this highly accessible report coincides with the Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) newly updated Ag GHG emissions database.
Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture reached an all-time high in 2014, and for the first time since 1960 may now outpace fossil fuel growth. The agriculture sector plays a key role in reducing global emissions to avoid dangerous levels of climate change. The short report highlights trends and the primary sources of agricultural emissions, as well as a few solutions already in practice.
Read the full report on Food Matters.
The report was developed in collaboration with many of the DEVIL partners, including University of Minnestoa (Paul West and James Gerber), University of Aberdeen (Pete Smith), CSIRO (Mario Herrero), CCAFS (Lini Wollenberg), and FAO (Francesco Tubiello).