California Project

Information Support for a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy for California Agriculture 

California is leading the United States in implementing policies to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As part of its comprehensive GHG reduction obligations under state law (AB 32), the state is exploring various approaches to decrease emissions from all sectors, including agriculture.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB), which is tasked with designing and implementing California's climate policies, is developing a scoping report focused on a beyond-2020 GHG mitigation strategy. With the encouragement of CARB and the California Department of Food and Agriculture and with support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Nicholas Institute brought together University of California agricultural researchers and other experts in a complementary effort to assess the opportunities for GHG mitigation in California's agricultural sector. A new report series--Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Opportunities in California Agriculture--was produced by the Nicholas Institute in collaboration with these researchers to examine these opportunities.  

Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32.png Main Report: Science and Economics Summary

Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32.pngOutlook for California Agriculture to 2030

Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32.pngReview of California Cropland Emissions and Mitigation Potential

Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32.pngReview of California Rangeland Emissions and Mitigation Potential

Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32.pngMinimizing Diet Costs and Enteric Methane Emissions from Dairy Cows

Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32.pngReview of Emissions and Mitigation Potential of Animal Manure Management and Land Application of Manure

Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32.pngReview of the Economics