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Marginal abatement cost curves for UK agriculture, forestry, land-use and land-use change sector out to 2022

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  • Moran, Dominic
  • MacLeod, Michael J.
  • Wall, Eileen
  • Eory, Vera
  • McVittie, Alistair
  • Barnes, Andrew Peter
  • Rees, Bob
  • Smith, Peter
  • Moxey, Andrew

Abstract

Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, land use, land use change and forestry (ALULUCF) are a significant percentage of UK industrial emissions. The UK Government is committed to ambitious targets for reducing emissions and all significant industrial sources are coming under increasing scrutiny. The task of allocating shares of future reductions falls to the newly appointed Committee on Climate Change (CCC), which needs to consider efficient mitigation potential across a range of sectors. Marginal abatement cost curves are derived for a range of mitigation measures in the agriculture and forestry sectors over a range of adoption scenarios and for the years 2012, 2017 and 2022. The results indicate that in 2022 around 6.36 MtCO2e could be abated at negative or zero cost. Further, in same year over 17% of agricultural GHG emissions (7.85MtCO2e) could be abated at a cost of less than the 2022 Shadow Price of Carbon (£34tCO2e).

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  • Moran, Dominic & MacLeod, Michael J. & Wall, Eileen & Eory, Vera & McVittie, Alistair & Barnes, Andrew Peter & Rees, Bob & Smith, Peter & Moxey, Andrew, 2009. "Marginal abatement cost curves for UK agriculture, forestry, land-use and land-use change sector out to 2022," 83rd Annual Conference, March 30 - April 1, 2009, Dublin, Ireland 51065, Agricultural Economics Society.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aesc09:51065
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.51065
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    1. Eory, Vera & Topp, Cairistiona F. E. & Moran, Dominic & Butler, Adam, 2014. "Assessing uncertainty in the cost-effectiveness of agricultural greenhouse gas mitigation," 88th Annual Conference, April 9-11, 2014, AgroParisTech, Paris, France 170784, Agricultural Economics Society.
    2. Pérez Domínguez, Ignacio & Britz, Wolfgang & Holm-Müller, Karin, 2009. "Trading schemes for greenhouse gas emissions from European agriculture: A comparative analysis based on different implementation options," Review of Agricultural and Environmental Studies - Revue d'Etudes en Agriculture et Environnement (RAEStud), Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), vol. 90(3).
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    4. Aksana Chyzheuskaya & Cathal O'Donoghue & Cathal Buckley & Mary Ryan & Stuart Green, 2012. "Modelling the Marginal Abatement Cost of Mitigating Nitrogen Loss from Agricultural Land," Working Papers 1205, Rural Economy and Development Programme,Teagasc.
    5. Innocent Bakam & Robin Matthews, 2009. "Emission trading in agriculture: a study of design options using an agent-based approach," Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, Springer, vol. 14(8), pages 755-776, December.
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    7. Vera Eory & Cairistiona F. E. Topp & Adam Butler & Dominic Moran, 2018. "Addressing Uncertainty in Efficient Mitigation of Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 69(3), pages 627-645, September.
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    9. Eory, Vera, 2015. "Evaluating the use of marginal abatement cost curves applied to greenhouse gas abatement in agriculture," Working Papers 199777, Scotland's Rural College (formerly Scottish Agricultural College), Land Economy & Environment Research Group.

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