Languages: English, German
More than 100 countries pledged to reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in the 2015 Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Preliminary estimates suggest that reductions in agricultural greenhouse gas emissions of ~1 GtCO2 per year are needed by 2030 to limit warming in 2100 to 2°C above pre-industrial levels. Yet plausible agricultural development pathways with mitigation co-benefits deliver only 21-40% of needed mitigation. Transformative technical options will be needed to minimise the global cost and ensure the feasibility of meeting the 2°C limit.
There is significant (and largely untapped) potential to utilise cutting-edge techniques including animal and plant selection, breeding, genetics and genomics; remote sensing; big data; and ICT to help develop technologies and practices to reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, increase soil organic carbon storage, and to inform decisions of farmers, policy makers, and other relevant actors.
We will present the state-of-the-art in global mitigation research efforts of the Global Research Alliance and its partners in livestock, crops and rice production.
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Dr. Wolfgang Zornbach
Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Chair of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases
Special Representative of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases
Daniel Tudela Staub
Thuenen Institute, Braunschweig