Expanding Agriculture's Role in a Post-2012 Climate Change Regime

By Deborah Murphy, Caroline De Vit, John Drexhage, Jean Nolet on May 21, 2009
The aim of this paper is to examine how agriculture can be effectively included in a post-2012 regime. The paper examines issues related to the concerns of developing countries, including how to effectively engage these countries in mitigation efforts in the agricultural sector in a new regime; and issues related to the concerns of developed countries, including ensuring that accounting of agricultural GHG emissions is applied consistently across Annex I countries. The paper explores Canadian considerations and interests in the climate negotiations on agriculture and puts forward a suggested framework for Canada's approach to agriculture in post-2012 negotiations-a framework that aims to increase opportunities for acting on the potential for agricultural GHG emission reductions in developing countries.

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IISD, 2009