Policy Analysis

Agriculture and Climate Change: A post-2012 agreement must give agriculture the attention it deserves

By Deborah Murphy on December 15, 2009
Agriculture is responsible for 14 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. The most critical emissions are from agricultural land use where unsustainable farming practices cause deforestation and soil degradation. This commentary argues that agriculture deserves attention in a Copenhagen climate change agreement because of the potential significant benefits for developing countries associated with mitigation actions in the sector.