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农业生产历来是人类社会的重中之重。在我们几千年的历史中，农作物、纤维物以及其他生态产物的耕种与收获见证了数百亿人的生命足迹。 农业生产技术的发展逐步提高了人类文明所赖以生存的粮食安全保障，并在很大程度上推动了人类文明的繁荣与昌盛。然而，在农业生产的过程中所利用的土地和水资源，以及动植物本身都会释放大量包括甲烷在内的温室气体（GHG）以及其他短寿命气候污染物 （SLCP）。
Our work aims to raise ambition in 2030 Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to include actions to reduce agricultural SLCP emissions. To get there, we are building a group of leaders in the field and raising awareness about the actions that can be taken now.
We assist countries with tools and capacity-building to identify increasingly ambitious actions, policies and targets, while also supporting strengthened coordination at the national level. To unlock the potential for scale-up, we work to marshall evidence that enables financing for large-scale climate impact.
The CCAC’s Agriculture Initiative can assist partners to set ambitious but realistic targets for their agricultural emissions.
- Aupito William Sio, New Zealand's Minister for Pacific Peoples, at the 2019 CCAC High Level Assembly
The CCAC Agriculture Initiative is the first action-oriented global effort to reduce methane and black carbon emissions from key agricultural sectors by sharing and implementing best practices, in order to enhance food security and livelihoods in accordance with broader climate change objectives.
The Initiative focuses on identifying and facilitating the implementation of best management practices and technologies tailored to national and local circumstances. This includes needs assessments and studies, raising awareness, training & capacity building, and working with farmers, policymakers, and other stakeholders to overcome barriers to implementation.
The Livestock and Manure Management component aims to facilitate policy and local-level practice change through marginally improving production practices while keeping production levels constant.
The objective of the Open Agriculture Burning component is to replicate and scale up open burning mitigation options as a result of a) determining the nature of open burning (who burns what, when, where and why) in the target regions of the Eastern Himalayas and Andes and b) creation of regional open burning networks and partners by convening two regional conferences that will feed into project goals and outcomes through information sharing, and c) the development of shovel-ready pilot mitigation projects with specific actions targeted to each region and crop type.
The Paddy Rice Cultivation component seeks to reduce methane emissions from paddy rice production by promoting alternative cultivation practices and educating rice producers, as well as creating enabling conditions to overcome barriers for improved agricultural methods.
The Enteric Methane component aims to transform ruminant livestock production systems in order to reduce emissions of enteric methane per unit of product, and increase efficiency.
The Agriculture Initiative supports increasingly ambitious actions, policies and targets across the agriculture sector in four focus areas: enteric methane, rice, manure, and burning. Our key achievements include:
Funding (as of Oct. 2020): US$8.5 million
Co-funding (as of Oct. 2020): Over US$1.8 million
Catalyzed funding (as of Oct. 2020): US$1.1 million
Lead Partner: A Coalition partner with an active role in coordinating, monitoring and guiding the work of an initiative.
Implementer: A Coalition partner or actor receiving Coalition funds to implement an activity or initiative.
Our Agriculture Initiative supports countries to identify increasingly ambitious actions, policies and targets across the food system. This infosheet outlines the Agriculture Initiative's...
The website, fao.org/in-action/enteric-methane/en/, provides information and findings from the FAO project working on beef production systems in South America and Dairy Production systems in...
This website serves as an information kiosk for greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation options in rice production systems. It covers rice management practices, data on biophysical and...
The Manure Knowledge Kiosk is a platform for knowledge exchange, outreach and capacity building on integrated manure management. The kiosk is supported by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC...
This site displays analyses from the Global Methane Assessment: Benefits and Costs of Mitigating Methane Emissions, which provides an in-depth analysis of opportunities to reduce methane...
The Department of Crop Production of Viet Nam, in collaboration with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) organized a workshop to...
Reducing agricultural emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) like methane and black carbon, is vital if the world is to keep warming to 1.5°C by the end of the century. Agriculture,...
A selection of charts, infographics and maps from the Global Methane Assessment are available for download below.
The Climate and Clean Air Coalition and UN Environment Programme's...
As part of the NDC Partnership Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition...
The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) participated in the 6th Annual ASEAN Climate Resilience Network (ASEAN-CRN) meeting. Hosted virtually by the Malaysian Agricultural Research and...
Reducing human-caused methane emissions is one of the most cost-effective strategies to rapidly reduce the rate of warming and contribute significantly to global efforts to limit temperature rise...