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Organic farming practices and climate change adaptation

Müller, Adrian and Gattinger, Andreas (2012) Organic farming practices and climate change adaptation. In: Kölling, Antje and Elola-Calderón, Teresa (Eds.) Organic Agriculture - A Strategy for Climate Change Adaptation. IFOAM EU GROUP, Brussels, Belgium, chapter 2, pp. 8-10.

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Summary

The need to adapt to climate change is one of the main challenges facing the future of agriculture. Even if strong and effective mitigation measures were taken, even if greenhouse gas emissions dropped to zero immediately, the climate would continue to change for decades. This is why adaptation is necessary.
If global warming can be kept to a moderate level, our need to adapt might primarily reflect gradual changes; but if temperatures rise sharply, adaptation measures will necessarily involve some fundamental transformations in agricultural production. Moreover, as the effects of climate change can vary greatly at local and regional levels, even moderate global warming can trigger fundamental changes in some places.


EPrint Type:Report chapter
Keywords:Organic farming, climate change, Klima, Nachhaltigkeit
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Sustainability > Climate Change
International Organizations > International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM > IFOAM EU Group
Related Links:http://www.fibl.org/en/themes/climate-change.html, http://www.ifoam-eu.org
Deposited By: Muller, Adrian
ID Code:22526
Deposited On:04 Apr 2013 20:45
Last Modified:04 Apr 2013 20:45
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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