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Incentivising Climate-Smart Agriculture on Irish Farms

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05 Jun 2015 @ 12:45
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Irish agriculture faces a tremendous challenge in reconciling the need both to increase production in order to contribute to economic recovery while reducing greenhouse gas emissions in order to comply with EU reduction targets for 2020 and 2030. Technological options exist but are not likely on their own to sufficiently reduce emissions. Possibilities may exist to offset agricultural emissions through sinks in land use, land use change and forestry. Changes in the structure of agricultural production as well as land use generally will be required. Drawing on the limited international experience to date in reducing agricultural emissions, Prof. Matthews will outline the options for designing policies to incentivise the necessary emission reductions in the least cost way.
 
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Alan Matthews is Professor Emeritus of European Agricultural Policy, a former Director of the Institute for International Integration Studies and former Head of the Department of Economics at Trinity College Dublin.  In his early career he worked as an economist with the Ministry of Agriculture in Zambia and with the Irish Farmers’ Association. He was a member of the Irish Government’s Food Harvest 2020 group charged with formulating the agri-food sector’s response to the economic crisis. He is also past-President of the European Association of Agricultural Economists and is a contributor to the blog capreform.eu covering European agricultural policy issues.
 

Theme: Economics and Finance  Energy and Climate Change 

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