Measuring Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks in the Canadian Prairies Crop Sector
Presented by Dr. Lana Awada, Senior Policy Fellow in Food Security at the Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy
Climate change policies require measured evidence to drive decisions that support both more effective policy application and reduce unintended consequences. The crop sector in the Canadian Prairies has significantly reduced GHG emissions since 1985. Drawing on the results from a recent research project measuring the progress toward reducing GHG emissions through various crop production practices, Dr. Awada will show that there is strong evidence that sustainable agricultural practices can reduce GHG emissions. The reduction in GHG has significantly exceeded Canada’s commitments to the COP21 in Paris, which targeted first to cut net GHG emissions 30% by 2030 and now targets a 50% reduction below 2005 levels. While the improvements are laudable, more can and probably should be done. This presentation will explore three areas where emissions might be further reduced.
- 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM CST
- This lecture will be available via Zoom. Please register via the link provided and connection details will be sent by email.
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