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dc.contributor.authorde Oliveira Silva Ren
dc.contributor.authorBarioni LGen
dc.contributor.authorPellegrino GQen
dc.contributor.authorMoran Den
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-12T11:36:59Z
dc.date.available2018-02-12T11:36:59Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citation161en
dc.identifier.issn0308-521X
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2018.01.003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11262/11391
dc.description.abstractBrazil is the first developing country to provide an absolute emissions cut as its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), seeking to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 37% below 2005 levels by 2025 and 43% by 2030. The NDC is also noteworthy in focussing on emissions from deforestation control and land use change. Agricultural intensification is a key component of the offer, potentially allowing the country to make credible mitigation commitments that are aligned with a national development strategy of halting deforestation in the Amazon, and increasing livestock production. This apparent contradiction is potentially resolved by understanding the technical, economic and policy feasibility of intensification by pasture restoration. We use bio-economic modelling to demonstrate the extent of cost-effective mitigation that could be delivered by this measure, and to show a result that underpins the target of zero deforestation in Brazil. The analysis was requested by the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture prior to the NDC announcement at COP21 by the Government of Brazil. The study provided the basis of the livestock sector contribution to the NDC and highlights the on-going role of effective deforestation control policies. It also contributes to the global debate on land sparing by sustainable agricultural intensification.en
dc.description.sponsorshipESRC: ES/N013255/1en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.isformatof14759en
dc.relation.ispartofAgricultural Systemsen
dc.rightsCopyright © 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectAgricultureen
dc.subjectMitigationen
dc.subjectSustainable intensificationen
dc.subjectDeforestationen
dc.subjectAmazonen
dc.subjectCerradoen
dc.titleThe role of agricultural intensification in Brazil's Nationally Determined Contribution on emissions mitigationen
dc.typeArticleen
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dc.extent.pageNumbers102–112en
rioxxterms.publicationdate2018-02-03
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-01-04
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refterms.dateDeposit2018-02-12
refterms.depositExceptionpublishedGoldOAen
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