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Capturing the potential for greenhouse gas offsets in Indian agriculture

Both India and Australia seek to substantially reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2020. Early exploitation of the most cost-effective GHG abatement options is thus desirable within Indian agriculture. This project will study how national policy settings in India and Australia may influence agricultural emissions, also determine international GHG policy settings and the benefits that agricultural offsets could provide to energy and industry sectors. Researchers will assess the scope for cost-effective emission abatement within India's agricultural sector and implications of an agricultural offsets policy, and explore how to adopt abatement practices into agriculture.