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GHG Mitigation Policies in Livestock Sectors: Competitiveness, Emission Leakage and Food Security


  • Golub, Alla A.
  • Henderson, Benjamin B.
  • Hertel, Thomas W.


Recent research on livestock’s role in climate change has raised awareness about contribution that livestock climate policies can make to global mitigation efforts, and has increased the likelihood that mitigation policies will eventually be imposed on the sector. This study investigates effects of GHG mitigation policies on livestock sectors emissions and production by regional sector under a range of global mitigation polices that are broadly aligned with the different responsibilities of developed and developing countries under the UNFCCC. The study also examines emission leakage effects, impacts on food security in developing countries, and the implications of large informal livestock sectors in regions such as Sub Saharan Africa.

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  • Golub, Alla A. & Henderson, Benjamin B. & Hertel, Thomas W., 2011. "GHG Mitigation Policies in Livestock Sectors: Competitiveness, Emission Leakage and Food Security," 2011 Annual Meeting, July 24-26, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 103425, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea11:103425
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.103425

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    Environmental Economics and Policy; Food Security and Poverty;

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