|Published Online: August 17, 2015||$US5.00|
Greenhouse gas conventions and metrics have powerful framing effects, significantly under-reporting emissions and obscuring the impact of shorter-lived emissions. This interdisciplinary Australian case study re-calculates emissions to include short lived gases and use 20 year Global Warming Potentials (GWPs), a timeframe relevant to averting catastrophic change. Australia’s annual emissions more than double when compared to the national inventory, with agriculture producing 54% of the national total. Ruminant livestock emerge as a transformative mitigation opportunity. While success in rapid cuts could revitalise other mitigation efforts, it would require demand-led change and significant producer adaptation. Most siloed analyses neglect such flow-on effects.
|Keywords:||Adaptation, Agriculture, Framing, Greenhouse Accounting, Mitigation, Short Lived Emission, Transformation|
International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, Volume 7, Issue 3, September 2015, pp.11-27. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: August 17, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 885.733KB)).
Researcher, Land Use Plan, Beyond Zero Emissions, Pottsville, NSW, Australia
Director, Land Use Plan, Beyond Zero Emissions, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Research Fellow, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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