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The CCAC’s seven Hubs address agriculture, cooling, fossil fuel, heavy-duty vehicles, household energy, waste and national planning. Through these Hubs, the CCAC aims to advance action on SLCPs mitigation in key sectors. For more information about the Hubs, visit the About the Hubs page.
The Agriculture Hub brings together governments, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations along with private sector leaders in the agriculture sector to share expertise and support countries in mitigating SLCPs from paddy rice cultivation, livestock and open burning of agriculture. The Agriculture Hub works closely with the National Planning Hub and the Waste Hub along with the Methane Roadmap Action Programme (M-RAP) to identify synergies and further opportunities for collaboration.
Reducing SLCP emissions from agriculture
The CCAC focuses on the most locally appropriate and technically feasible measures to reduce SLCP emissions in the agricultural sector, with relatively low-cost financing and substantive policy support. The CCAC also aims to position the agricultural sector to make a significant contribution to midcentury net-zero climate mitigation and sequestration strategies by identifying cross linkages with other climate forces, like fertilizer use (N2O).
Existing measures to reduce methane emissions in the agricultural sector can achieve ~30 Mt/yr by 2030, and the CCAC focuses on measures to reduce emissions from paddy rice cultivation (6-9 Mt/yr), livestock emissions from enteric fermentation (4-42 Mt/yr), and behavioral changes (65-80 Mt/yr).
In addition, open burning in agriculture contributes more than a third of all black carbon emissions. The CCAC focus to eliminate unnecessary open burning is to raise awareness about proven crop residue management strategies and alternative uses of crop residues for the most frequently burned crops (maize, rice, wheat and sugar cane).
The Agriculture Hub is co-led by Costa Rica, United States, and Vietnam. Co-leadership by countries ensures government engagement and ownership of the solutions. Co-leads provide valuable insights into the policy process to help ensure implementation is practical from a national perspective.
The Agriculture Leadership Group consists of both state and non-state members that provide guidance and expertise, and connect the Hub to activities underway beyond the CCAC.
By 2030, all CCAC partners collectively ensure that agricultural SLCPs are fully considered in national climate policy and that many countries contribute to achieve the 20% -25% methane reduction goal.
By 2030, seek a national commitment with detailed implementation plans and buy-in at the subnational level by the top ten agricultural burning nations (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Russian Federation, Tanzania, Thailand, US) to eliminate unnecessary agricultural burning.
Action to achieve these goals:
Raise political awareness at the global, regional, and national level by issuing policy briefs, developing strategic communications, and convening high level dialogues.
At regional level, facilitate sharing of best practices and options for supportive policy frameworks for agricultural SLCP reductions that build on partner tools and resources.
Promote the highest impact investments for clean, sustainable agricultural practices.
Raise awareness among policy makers on the deleterious effect of air pollution on crop yields and productivity to stimulate air pollution controls and the uptake of improved agricultural practices.
Link policy makers with tools to calculate agricultural emissions, and costs and benefits of interventions.
Enhance existing modelling on livestock mitigation potential with locally appropriate outputs.
The CCAC has helped governments identify ambitious actions, policies and targets to cut short-lived climate pollutant emissions from enteric methane, rice, manure, and burning. Our work has laid the foundation for action by establishing locally appropriate, affordable and technically feasible measures. Our key achievements include:
29 CCAC partners have included specific agriculture measures in their updated NDCs. 16 mention enteric fermentation, 15 manure management, 11 rice production, and 8 open burning.
14 countries demonstrated the potential for reducing enteric methane to stimulate immediate investments.
Leveraged $461,100,000 in co-funding for SLCP mitigation in agriculture
Helped 4 countries include mitigation from agriculture in their NDCs.
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Implementer: A Coalition partner or actor receiving Coalition funds to implement an activity or initiative.
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