Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU)

  title={Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU)},
  author={Pete Smith and Mercedes M. C. Bustamante and Helal Ahammad and Harry Clark and Hongmin Dong and Elnour Abdalla Elsiddig and Helmut Haberl and R. Harper and Joanna I. House and Mostafa Jafari and Omar Masera and Cheikh Mbow and N H Ravindranath and Charles W. Rice and Carmenza Robledo Abad and A. Yu. Romanovskaya and Frank Sperling and Francesco Nicola Tubiello},
Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use (AFOLU) is unique among the sectors considered in this volume, since the mitigation potential is derived from both an enhancement of removals of greenhouse gases (GHG), as well as reduction of emissions through management of land and livestock (robust evidence; high agreement). The land provides food that feeds the Earth’s human population of ca. 7 billion, fibre for a variety of purposes, livelihoods for billions of people worldwide, and is a critical… 

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  • Environmental Science, Economics
  • 2016
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    Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
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