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Special Issue "Climate Change Impacts and Strategies for Mitigation and Adaptation in Agriculture"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
Interests: policy analysis mainly in climate change; climate change mitigation; ENSO (El Niño-Southern Oscillation) analysis and Edwards Aquifer water as well as the proper application of quantitative methods to such analyses.
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Interests: economic analysis and planning in climate change; climate change impacts on food system, food security; environmental valuation; public program and policy evaluation; climate change mitigation and adaptation
Interests: climate change mitigation and adaptation; climate change impacts on agriculture; natural hazards and the impacts; policy analysis in energy and water; emergency management
Agriculture is highly sensitive and vulnerable to climate change-induced shifts in means, variability and extremes. The climate is evolving and agriculturalists need to foresee future sensitivities and develop/promulgate adaptation strategies such as improving cultivar tolerance to high temperatures, using better-adapted animal breeds, changing crop timing, etc. Meanwhile, the IPCC shows that agriculture and land use accounts for nearly 30% of total emissions, contributing over 50% of the global anthropogenic non-CO2 GHGs . Thus, in the long run, agriculture also needs to be a partner in a global mitigation effort, and the main mitigation strategies include GHG emissions reduction, sequestration to remove CO2 from the atmosphere, and the substitution of biological products for emission intensive products . In planning, mitigation–adaptation synergy is also relevant. Hence, advancing the understanding of the potential impacts of climate change, as well as the implications of possible adaptation and mitigation strategies is important for science, policy and stakeholder communities.
This Special Issue thus aims to contribute to the state-of-art regarding the potential impacts of climate change on agriculture and corresponding adaptation and mitigation options. Vulnerable areas will be investigated together with the damaged values caused by climate change, plus discussion of the opportunities and challenges in facilitating agricultural climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- What are the potential impacts of climate change on agriculture?
- What is the nature of possible adaption strategies and the implications of their implementation?
- What is the nature of possible mitigation strategies and the implications of their implementation?
Dr. Bruce A. McCarl
Dr. Witsanu Attavanich
Dr. Chin-Hsien Yu
Smith, P.; Bustamante, M.; Ahammad, H.; Clark, H.; Dong, H.; Elsiddig, E.A.; Haberl, H.; Harper, R.; House, J.; M. Jafari, M.; et al. Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU). In Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change. Contribution of Working Group III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Edenhofer, O., Pichs-Madruga, R., Sokona, Y., Farahani, E., Kadner, S.; Seyboth, K., Adler, A., Baum, I., Brunner, S., Eickemeier, P., Kriemann, B., Savolainen, J., Schlömer, S., von Stechow, C., Zwickel T., Minx, J.C., Eds; Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, 2014.
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