Agriculture accounts for about 10–12% of global anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases. The global mitigation potential from agriculture, excluding biomass fuel offsets, is estimated to be 5,500–6,000 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year (MtCO2e/yr) by 2030, most of which is from carbon sequestration.
The Technical Working Group for Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (T-AGG) aims to synthesize and translate scientific knowledge to support the inclusion of agriculture as a climate mitigation option in the United States and abroad.
T-AGG is an initiative of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University that works with scientific experts, stakeholders, and policy makers across the world in its mission. Work is funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security Group of the CGIAR.
Lydia Olander - Director of Ecosystem Services Program, Nicholas Institute, Duke University