UN highlights role of farming in closing emissions gap

November 6, 2013 at 11:05 am Leave a comment

Amid news that Concentrations of warming gases breaks record the UN, in their annual emissions report, says that changing farming practices could play an important role in averting dangerous climate change.

Exerpt from article:
…Emissions from farming, including nitrous oxide from applying fertiliser and CO2 from ploughing fields accounts for more than 10% of the global total right now.

“The potential is enormous,” said Dr Joseph Alcamo from the UN Environment Programme.

“It’s not with anything very exotic, it has to do with the way we apply fertilisers to our fields, it has to do with conservation tillage so you don’t plough the fields very rigorously.”

Read the complete article by Tim McGrath on BBC News.

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Entry filed under: Carbon_Emissions, Climate.

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