Analysis n°73 - october 2014 French agriculture and the challenge of climate change : what are the prospects for mitigating its greenhouse gas emissions?

Agriculture can contribute to combat climate change and cut down on net emissions of greenhouse gas (GHGs) by reducing its own emissions, storing carbon in the soil or producing renewable energies that mitigate GHGs by replacing fossil fuels. This analysis looks at several recent studies in this area across France as a whole and outlines the main lessons learned in terms of future actions and the economic cost of mitigation in the agricultural sector by 2030 and 2050.

Analysis n°73 - october 2014 French agriculture and the challenge of climate change : what are the prospects for mitigating its greenhouse gas emissions?

The notes published in the CEP Analyses series are 4 to 8 pages evaluative or prospective briefs aimed at the general public. Based on research reports, studies, expert opinions or data analysis and statistics, they propose an overview of a topical issue and favor comparative approaches.