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Reducing Global Warming and Adapting to Climate Change: The Potential of Organic Agriculture


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Title: Reducing Global Warming and Adapting to Climate Change: The Potential of Organic Agriculture
Authors: Olesen, J.
Smith, L.
Davis, J.
Dyrtrtová, K.
Gattinger, A.
Lampkin, N.
Niggli, U.
Muller, Adrian
Issue Date: Apr-2012
Extent: 7 pages
Publication type: report
Organization: Dept of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
526
Abstract: Climate change mitigation is urgent, and adaptation to climate change is crucial, particularly in agriculture, where food security is at stake. Agriculture, currently responsible for 20-30% of global greenhouse gas emissions (counting direct and indirect agricultural emissions), can however contribute to both climate change mitigation and adaptation. The main mitigation po-tential lies in the capacity of agricultural soils to sequester CO2 through building organic matter. This potential can be r... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/29131
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