Recording and Reducing Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

This project investigates the impact of grassland-use measures for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions under real-life conditions in Switzerland. Suitable methods are developed for estimating the potential and the actual impact of the implementation of the reduction measures at national level, so that greenhouse-gas emissions can be more easily recorded in the inventory, as well as forecasted. At the same time, direct and indirect greenhouse-gas effects are quantified, and trade-offs with other environmental impacts are investigated.

Annual reporting on the agricultural greenhouse-gas inventory provides sound information for policy-makers and society.

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Gaseous Emissions from Agroecosystems

Gaseous Emissions from Agroecosystems

Agriculture is losing a substantial proportion of applied nitrogen fertiliser to the atmosphere in the form of various gases.


Swiss Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Inventory

According to the categorization of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), agriculture contributes 12.4 % of total anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions in Switzerland. Total greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector in 2016 were 6.0 Mio t CO2 equivalents.

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Project Title:
Strategies for Reducing Agricultural Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

Strategic Research Field:
Climate change

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