Climate-friendly Agriculture

Our food system – which includes production of fertilizers, direct emissions from farming, conversion of land to cropping, processing, distribution, food preparation and waste – is responsible for over one-third of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions [1]. Climate-friendly agriculture reduces sources of greenhouse gas emissions and draws down carbon into soil and perennial plants.

Climate Land Leaders set and implement goals for land stewardship and conservation on their land with an understanding of these five things:

[1] P. Lehner, N. Rosenberg, Farming for Our Future, Environmental Law Institute, 2021.

[2] U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Greenhouse Gas Inventory

[3] Project Drawdown

[4] Project Drawdown, The Nature Conservancy