The agricultural sector is one of the largest contributors to climate change and at the same time one of the sectors most vulnerable to it. Greenhouse gases (GHG) from livestock production, agricultural land use, and the conversion of forests into agricultural land account for a significant amount of total emissions caused by human activities. Yet, measuring and accounting for emissions throughout the entire food value chain remains a challenge.
In this study, the development and status quo of agri-food system GHG emissions in China and Germany are presented alongside both countries’ endeavors to tackle these emissions through policies.
Author: Lea Siebert (APFNet)