DATASET

AgMIP - Agricultural non-CO2 emission reduction potential in the context of the 1.5 °C target

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Description

Agricultural methane and nitrous oxide emissions represent around 10–12% of total anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and have a key role to play in achieving a 1.5 °C (above pre-industrial) climate stabilization target. Using a multi-model assessment approach, we quantify the potential contribution of agriculture to the 1.5 °C target and decompose the mitigation potential by emission source, region and mitigation mechanism. The results show that the livestock sector will be vital to achieve emission reductions consistent with the 1.5 °C target mainly through emission-reducing technologies or structural changes. Agriculture may contribute emission reductions of 0.8–1.4 Gt of CO2-equivalents (CO2e) per year at just US$20 per tCO2e in 2050. Combined with dietary changes, emission reductions can be increased to 1.7–1.8 GtCO2e per year. At carbon prices compatible with the 1.5 °C target, agriculture could even provide average emission savings of 3.9 GtCO2e per year in 2050, which represents around 8% of current GHG emissions.

Contact

Email
frank (at) iiasa.ac.at

Contributors

How to cite

Frank, Stefan; Havlik, Petr; Stehfest, Elke; van Meijl, Hans; Witzke, Peter; Pérez Domínguez, Ignacio; van Dijk, Michiel; Doelman, Jonathan; Fellmann, Thomas; Koopman, Jason F.L.; Tabeau, Andrzej; Valin, Hugo (2018): AgMIP - Agricultural non-CO2 emission reduction potential in the context of the 1.5 °C target. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/5a06cad1-6c12-4d17-b008-4b58956ec3d8

Keywords

AGMIP CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION CLIMATE CHANGE GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE

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Publications

Publication
Agricultural non-CO2 emission reduction potential in the context of the 1.5 °C target
Frank, S., Havlik, P., Stehfest, E., Van Meijl, H., Witzke, H., Perez Dominguez, I., Van Dijk, M., Doelman, J., Fellmann, T., Levin-Koopman, J., Tabeau, A. and Valin, H., Agricultural non-CO2 emission reduction potential in the context of the 1.5 °C target, NATURE CLIMATE CHANGE, ISSN 1758-678X (online), 9, 2019, p. 66-72, JRC112796.

Geographic areas

World

Temporal coverage

From date To date
2010-01-01 2070-12-31

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2021-04-23
Modified date
2021-04-21
Issued date
2018-12-16
Landing page
https://datam.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Agriculture, fisheries, forestry and food, Environment
Update frequency
unknown
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/5a06cad1-6c12-4d17-b008-4b58956ec3d8
Popularity
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