UNEP TNA Releases Guidebook on Climate Change Mitigation in the Agricultural Sector

UNEPAugust 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) Project has released a guidebook titled “Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation: Agriculture Sector.” The guidebook describes crop and livestock management technologies and practices that contribute to climate change mitigation while improving crop productivity and reducing reliance on synthetic fertilizers.

The 138-page guidebook focuses on the following six broad mitigation measures: cropland management; livestock management; manure/bio-solid management; bioenergy; grazing land management/pasture improvement; and the management of organic soils and restoration of degraded lands. This guidebook includes both technologies that are mature and available for use, as well as those with future potential.

The TNA Project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implemented by UNEP's Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) and the UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development. The TNA aims to assist countries in determining their technology priorities regarding mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adaptation to climate change. [TNA Project Website] [Publication: Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation]