Recording and Reducing Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

18.17.19.01.02

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.

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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 Number:
18.17.19.01.02

Project Title:
Strategies for Reducing Agricultural Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

Strategic Research Field:
Climate change

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