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Agriculture, Climate Change and Carbon Sequestration

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By Jeff Schahczenski and Holly Hill

Published: 2009

Updated: 2009



16 pages


Carbon sequestration and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions can occur through a variety of agriculture practices. This publication provides an overview of the relationship between agriculture, climate change and carbon sequestration. It also investigates possible options for farmers and ranchers to have a positive impact on the changing climate and presents opportunities for becoming involved in the emerging carbon market.

Table of Contents

Climate change science
How does climate change influence agriculture?
How does agriculture influence climate change?
Agriculture's role in mitigating climate change
The value of soil carbon: Potential benefits for agriculture
Cap and trade: A private market for greenhouse gas emissions
Subsidizing positive behavior
Appendix: How to get involved in voluntary private carbon markets

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