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dc.contributor.authorEory Ven
dc.contributor.authorPellerin Sen
dc.contributor.authorGarcia GCen
dc.contributor.authorLehtonen Hen
dc.contributor.authorLicite Ien
dc.contributor.authorMattila Hen
dc.contributor.authorLund-Sorensen Ten
dc.contributor.authorMuldowney Jen
dc.contributor.authorPopluga Den
dc.contributor.authorStrandmark Len
dc.contributor.authorSchulte Ren
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-20T16:00:32Z
dc.date.available2018-02-20T16:00:32Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citation182en
dc.identifier.issn0959-6526
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.01.252
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11262/11404
dc.description.abstractCombatting climate change has risen to the top of the international policy discourse. Effective governance necessitates the generation of concise information on the costs-effectiveness of policy instruments aimed at reducing atmospheric greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The marginal abatement cost curve (MACC) approach is a framework commonly used to summarise information of potential mitigation effort, and can help in identifying the most cost-effective managerial and technological GHG mitigation options. Agriculture offers key opportunities to mitigate GHG emissions and utilise carbon (C) sink potentials. Therefore, a number of countries have developed national agricultural MACCs in the last decade. Whilst these MACCs have undoubtedly been catalysers for the information exchange between science and policy, they have also accentuated a range of constraints and limitations. In response, each of the scientific teams developed solutions in an attempt to address one or more of these limitations. These solutions represent ‘lessons learned’ which are invaluable for the development of future MACCs. To consolidate and harness this knowledge that has heretofore been dispersed across countries, this paper reviews the engineering agricultural MACCs developed in European countries. We collate the state-of-the-art, review the lessons learnt, and provide a more coherent framework for countries or research groups embarking on a trajectory to develop an agricultural MACC that assesses mitigations both within the farm gate and to the wider bioeconomy. We highlight the contemporary methodological developments, specifically on 1) the emergence of stratified MACCs; 2) accounting for soil carbon sequestration 3) accounting for upstream and downstream emissions; 4) the development of comprehensive cost-calculations; 5) accounting for environmental co-effects and 6) uncertainty analyses. We subsequently discuss how the mitigation potential summarised by MACCs can be incentivised in practice and how this mitigation can be captured in national inventories. We conclude that the main purpose of engineering MACCs is not necessarily the accurate prediction of the total abatement potential and associated costs, but rather the provision of a coherent forum for the complex discussions surrounding agricultural GHG mitigation, and to visualise opportunities and low hanging fruit in a single graphic and manuscript.en
dc.description.sponsorshipScottish Government RESAS Strategic Research Programme (RD2.3.5; SD1)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.isformatof14780en
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Cleaner Productionen
dc.rightsCopyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This manuscript version is made available after the end of the 12 month embargo period under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectAgricultureen
dc.subjectGreenhouse gas emissionsen
dc.subjectMarginal abatement cost curvesen
dc.subjectMethodologyen
dc.titleMarginal abatement cost curves for agricultural climate policy: state-of-the-art, lessons learnt and future potentialen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.description.versionAccepted manuscript
dc.extent.pageNumbers705-716en
rioxxterms.publicationdate2018-02-03
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-01-30
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refterms.dateFreeToDownload2019-02-03
refterms.dateFreeToRead2019-02-03
refterms.dateToSearch2019-02-03
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