The technical mitigation potential of demand-side measures in the agri-food sector: a preliminary assessment of available measures | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
Setembro 2016
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
handle:10568/77142
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A number of studies have suggested that addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agricultural

production, or ‘supply-side emissions’, will be insufficient to reduce agri-food sector GHG emissions to limit

the increase of global temperatures to well below 2o

C. Recent studies have also suggested that ‘demandside

measures’ related to food consumption, food value chains, and food loss and waste, will be necessary

to reduce emissions and may have a larger technical mitigation potential than supply-side measures.

This report assesses the availability of demand-side policies and measures, and looks at evidence of these

measures’ impacts on behavior that directly results in emissions from the agri-food sector. Often discussed

demand-side measures include ‘soft’ measures (e.g. health promotion initiatives, product labeling) and

‘hard’ measures (e.g. consumption taxes or subsidies). We review here the effectiveness of these measures

for dietary change and reductions in food loss and waste, with a focus on developing countries, where agrifood

emissions are projected to grow most rapidly and where the gaps in knowledge are largest.

Autores e editores

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Kiff, Laura
Wilkes, Andreas
Tennigkeit, Timm
UNIQUE forestry and land use GmbH

Publisher(s): 

CGIAR (CGIAR)

CGIAR is the only worldwide partnership addressing agricultural research for development, whose work contributes to the global effort to tackle poverty, hunger and major nutrition imbalances, and environmental degradation.

Provedor de dados

CGIAR (CGIAR)

CGIAR is the only worldwide partnership addressing agricultural research for development, whose work contributes to the global effort to tackle poverty, hunger and major nutrition imbalances, and environmental degradation.

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