Agricultural climate change mitigation has been limited globally by fragmented knowledge and weak capacities. Networks can accelerate the sharing of information and enhance shared learning and collaborative action to more rapidly mobilize knowledge and action for mitigation.
A new CCAFS Working Paper provides an overview of three interelated initiatives for GHG mitigation that have facilitated communication and information sharing among US scientists, policy makers, and farmers to systematically build knowledge and stimulate action for mitigation.
The Coalition on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (C-AGG) is an open-tent umbrella initiative focused on developing agreement to promote progressive policies to incentivize GHG emissions reductions from the agricultural sector. C-AGG spawned the formation of two related initiatives – the Technical Working Group on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (T-AGG), which assembles technical experts to develop scientific and analytical works to underpin policy development; and the Market Mechanisms for Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (M- AGG), which focuses on the development of the market access tools and methodologies necessary for agriculture to participate in carbon markets. Working together, the initiatives have successfully engaged diverse perspectives to find common ground, and forge new areas of progress to advance agricultural GHG mitigation opportunities and efforts. Similar networking approaches may be effective for accelerating progress in developing countries.
CCAFS Working Paper no. 3
C-AGG, T-AGG and M-AGG
A model for building collaborative actions and common understanding on agricultural GHG mitigation
by Lydia Olander, Debbie Reed, Daniella Malin, Karen Haugen-Kozyra
CCAFS Coordinating Unit - University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Rolighedsvej 21, DK-1958 Frederiksberg C, Denmark, phone +45 35331046; Email ccafs [at] cgiar [dot] org, EAN 5790000279012
Lead Center - International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)