Title: Final technical report: Certification of low carbon farming practices
Authors: TUOMISTO HANNA LEENAANGILERI VincenzoDE CAMILLIS CAMILLOLOUDJANI PhilippePELLETIER NATHANIELHAASTRUP PalleNISINI SCACCHIAFICHI Luigi
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2013
JRC N°: JRC85636
ISBN: 978-92-79-34849-5
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 26378
OPOCE LB-NA-26378-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC85636
DOI: 10.2788/46851
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: In 2010, the European Parliament asked the European Commission to carry out a pilot project on the “certification of low-carbon farming practices in the European Union” to promote reductions of GHG emissions from farming. The overall aim of the project was to assess how efforts of European farmers to produce agricultural products with carbon-neutral or low-carbon-footprint farming practices might be incorporated into policy approaches (possibly via certification), so as to promote the reduction of GHG emissions from agriculture. The project included: i) a review of existing farm-level lifecycle-based climate-related certification and labelling schemes, ii) the development and testing of a user friendly open-source carbon calculator suitable for assessing the lifecycle GHG emissions from different types of farming systems across the whole EU, and iii) the design/assessment of policy options for promoting low-carbon farming practices.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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