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Climate Change: Significance for Agriculture and Forestry : Systems Approaches Arising from an IPCC Meeting - David H. White

Climate Change: Significance for Agriculture and Forestry

Systems Approaches Arising from an IPCC Meeting

By: David H. White (Editor), S.Mark Howden (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1994
ISBN: 9780792329336
Number Of Pages: 146

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Societies throughout the world depend on food, fiber and forest products. Continuity and security of agricultural and forest production are therefore of paramount importance. Predicted changes in climate could be expected to alter, perhaps significantly, the levels and relative agricultural and forestry production of different nations over the next few decades. Agriculture and forestry are also likely to influence the rate and magnitude of such change, as they can be both significant sources and sinks of a number of greenhouse gases. Adaptive management strategies therefore need to be formulated and implemented for these sectors, to enable them to both adapt to future environmental change, and to limit greenhouse gas emissions. This book arose from an international workshop held in Canberra, Australia, under the auspices of the former IPCC Working Group III - Agriculture, Forestry and Other Human Activities Sub-Group (AFOS). A number of leading speakers at the workshop were approached to encapsulate the concepts discussed and developed at this workshop. The resulting papers make up this volume. The book promotes a greater understanding of the major sources and sinks of greenhouse gases within intensive and extensive cropping and animal production systems, and of agroforestry. It highlights the need to adopt a holistic systems approach to monitoring and reducing greenhouse gas emissions and assessing impacts, and to integrate climate change-related goals and activities with other issues, such as biodiversity, desertification, and sustainable agriculture and forestry.

Editorial. Monitoring and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture, Forestry and Other Human Activities; S. Boag, D.H. White, S.M. Howden. Rice Paddies as a Methane Source; K. Minami, H.-U. Neue. Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Intensive Livestock Systems: their Estimation and Technologies from Reduction; S.C. Jarvis, B.F. Pain. Global Change Strategy Options in the Extensive Agriculture Regions of the World; B.H. Walker. Methods for Exploring Management Options to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Tropical Grazing Systems; S.M. Howden, D.H. White, G.M. McKeon, J.C. Scanlan, J.O. Carter. Integrated Land-Use Systems: Assessment of Promising Agroforest and Alternative Land-Use Practices to Enhance Carbon Conversion and Sequestration; R.K. Dixon, J.K. Winjum, K.J. Andrasko, J.J. Lee, P.E. Schroeder. Determining the Climatic Requirements of Trees Suitable for Agroforestry; T.H. Booth. Polish Forest Ecosystems: the Influence of Changes in the Economic System on the Carbon Balance; W. Galinski, M. Kuppers. Climate Change and Agriculture: a Perspective on Priorities for Economic Policy; T.D. Mount. Outcomes and Policy Recommendations from the PICC/AFOS Working Group on Climate Change Response Strategies and Emission Reductions; K. Heinloth, R.P. Karimanzira.

ISBN: 9780792329336
ISBN-10: 0792329333
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 146
Published: 30th June 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 16.51  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.41