Category: Agriculture

Cultivating Sustainability Pt. 2: Developing World Recommendations for Agricultural GHG Mitigation

As noted in part one of this series, the barriers to implementing sustainable land management practices, which are thoroughly outlined in our paper, are significant. But are they insurmountable? Our research and analysis tells us that though the road is

Cultivating Sustainability Pt. 1: Developing World Barriers to Agricultural GHG Mitigation

  The process of implementing sustainable agricultural practices, that are in many cases cost effective and better for long-term production, is laden with countless financial, market, technical, political, and cultural barriers. Greenhouse gas mitigation in this sector will require change

Know Thy Forests – Technical Barriers to Reducing Emissions from Forests

In the upcoming weeks, my colleagues and I will be blogging about the sector and country level insights we have drawn from our eight month study of the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) and agriculture sectors.  Our

Climate vs. Environment: Methane in Brazil’s Cattle Sector

Agriculture is big business in Brazil. The country is currently the largest global exporter of beef products, the second largest exporter of soybeans, and the fourth largest exporter of cotton and pork. Brazil’s agribusiness boom over the last 15 years

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Climate Smart Agriculture: More Rice, Less Methane

Rice is one of the most widely consumed commodities in the world. Ninety percent of global rice production takes place in Asia with over half of the world’s rice grown just in China and India. But while rice has beneficial nutritional

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The Green Wall of China: Enough to keep the Yellow Dragon at Bay?

Every year, Beijing and other major cities in East Asia are tormented by the infamous Yellow Dragon. Not to be confused with Hoàng Long, the mythical hornless dragon which bestowed Emperor Fu Xi  with the fundamentals of written script, this

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Making REDD+ more attractive for the Private Sector

The private sector is often cast as a necessary but dangerous antagonist in the REDD+ world, and there are good reasons for this.  From carbon cowboys to imaginary baselines, there is plenty of evidence that when money can grow on

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LULUCF: Definitions and Institutional Challenges

According to the UN Climate Change Secretariat, Land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) is defined as “A greenhouse gas inventory sector that covers emissions and removals of greenhouse gases resulting from direct human-induced land use, land use change and