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Greenhouse gases mitigation and agriculture - 5800

This research shows that Irish agriculture has decoupled greenhouse gas emissions from production since 990. Future climate change will marginally impact on summer grass yields but total annual production should be less affected. Greenhouse gas emissions will increase with soil C release and higher N2O emissions.

27 August 2012
Type
Technology Update
4 Pages
141KB
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Briefing Note: Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Irish Agriculture: Consequences arising from the Food Harvest Targets

Over the next ten years an expansion in the value of Irish agriculture is projected to take place. However, the magnitude of the projected expansion is likely to be insufficient to ensure that the targets set in the Food Harvest report are achieved without the implementation of the actions recommended by the Food Harvest Committee in its Food Harvest 2020 Report.

11 February 2011
Type
Submission
33 Pages
369KB
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Irish Agriculture, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change: opportunities, obstacles and proposed solutions

Agriculture contributes to global balances of greenhouse gases (GHGs) through emissions of nitrous oxide and methane and through emissions and/or sequestration of carbon dioxide. In Ireland, GHG emissions from agriculture represent 29.1% of total national GHG emissions. The emission reduction target of 30% by 2020, specified in the Climate Change Response Bill, applies to national emissions. In a hypothetical scenario of proportional burden sharing across sectors, where this overall target translates into a 30% reduction target for the agricultural sector, this will have significant implications for the sustainable development of this important indigenous industry. This submission highlights key international and national issues that must be considered in preparing any GHG control instruments with a specific focus on agriculture.

28 January 2011
Type
Submission
93 Pages
427KB
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Teagasc Submission to the Public Consultation on the Potential for Domestic Offsetting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Ireland

The EPA has commissioned a Scoping Study to examine whether a Domestic Offsetting scheme for greenhouse gas emissions in Ireland would be economically viable and would provide a cost effective and efficient way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Domestic offsetting is a method of enabling business to participate in a carbon market by receiving credits for the development of projects or schemes which reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Irish sectors not covered by the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (non-ETS). As part of that study, Energy Services along with Ecofys are holding a public consultation and inviting submissions from all parties that may have an interest in or knowledge of Domestic Offsetting.

01 December 2010
Type
Submission
11 Pages
96KB