Facilitation of effective reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural sector

Chen, Guangnan and Sekhesa, Calvin C. and Penton, Geoff (2007) Facilitation of effective reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural sector. In: SEAg 2007: Agriculture and Engineering - Challenge Today, Technology Tomorrow, 24-26 Sep 2007, Adelaide, Australia.

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Abstract

Greenhouse effect is a very significant issue for the Australian agricultural and land management sector. At present, the greenhouse gas emissions from the Australian agriculture represent approximately 16% of Australia’s total national emissions. This paper discusses and reviews the research and key issues that need to be addressed to facilitate effective greenhouse action in Australian agriculture. It is found that all the current emission estimation tools contain no economic or mitigation components. Little is also known about the costs of best management practices to reduce agricultural emissions or enhance greenhouse sinks. Some initial research to address this gap is outlined.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions.
Depositing User: Dr Guangnan Chen
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2008 04:32
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: greenhouse gas emissions; agriculture; tools
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090702 Environmental Engineering Modelling
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8298 Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production > 829802 Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Plant Production
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3785

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