Project final report

Capturing the potential for greenhouse gas offsets in Indian agriculture - final report

Date released
24 August 2016
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Scott Davenport


This project studied how national policy settings in India and Australia could influence agricultural emissions, and also determine international GHG policy settings and the benefits that agricultural offsets could provide to energy and industry sectors.

Both India and Australia sought to substantially reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2020. Early exploitation of the most cost-effective GHG abatement options has thus been desirable within Indian agriculture. Researchers assessed the scope for cost-effective emission abatement within India's agricultural sector and implications of an agricultural offsets policy, and explored how to adopt abatement practices into agriculture