Agricultural emissions to rise 4%

30th July 2021


Global greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture are projected to increase by 4% over the next 10 years, despite the carbon intensity of production declining. That is according to a new report from the UN food agency and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which forecasts that 80% of the increase will come from livestock.

The need to curb emissions while feeding the world is expected to be one of the greatest challenges for the sector, with demand for agricultural commodities forecast to grow at 1.2% per year by 2030.

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