The Technical Working Group on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (T-AGG) began work in November 2009 to assemble the scientific and analytical foundation for implementation of agricultural GHG mitigation activities. The crop project explores activities that increase carbon storage in soil or reduce methane and nitrous oxide emissions, which could be an important part of U.S. and global climate change strategies.
T-AGG is coordinated by a team at the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability at Duke University and regularly engages the expertise of a science advisory committee and cross-organizational advisory board. Its work was made possible by a grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Through the project, a series of reports that survey and prioritize agricultural mitigation opportunities providing in-depth assessments of the most promising approaches have been produced. The reports are intended to be of use to private or voluntary carbon markets and registries, corporate supply chain sustainability efforts, and regulatory agencies that may oversee GHG mitigation programs or the development of regulatory carbon markets. This includes a policy brief assessing greenhouse gas mitigation opportunities for agricultural management in the United States.
Explore the T-AGG Web Tool via the links below:
- T-AGG Web Tool
- All Sustainable Agriculture publications available from the Nicholas Institute