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Title

Agriculture, forestry and greenhouse gases: research provides insights for public policy
Document Type: Report
Author(s): K. Andraskso; S. Rose; Ralph J. Alig; Jan Lewandrowski; R. MacGregor; Brian C. Murray
Publication Year: 2005

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Keyword(s):
  • agriculture
  • forestry
  • greenhouse gases
  • public policy
Region(s):
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Record Last Modified: April 1, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 5501

Description

Teams of scientific and policy experts identified and evaluated the technical, economic and implementation aspects of mitigation activities, and identified research and data gaps. Agriculture and forestry mitigation alternatives to reduce or offset GHG emissions are appealing because they are more cost-effective than many current options in other sectors. Afforestation is an important option, and managing forestland harvests and tree growth to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and increase sequestration in both soil and tree biomass, along with storage in wood products. Evaluation of non-GHG benefits and non-climate policies will be important to forest and agricultural climate policy.

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Andraskso, K.; Rose, S.; Alig, Ralph J.; Lewandrowski, J.; MacGregor, R.; Murray, B. 2005. Agriculture, forestry and greenhouse gases: research provides insights for public policy. Farm Foundation Issue Report 6. Farm Foundation Issue. Report 6. Oak Brook, IL: Farm Foundation. 4 p.