The Role of Voluntary Agricultural Certification Standards in Quantifying and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Exploring the Cocoa, Coffee, Palm Oil and Shrimp Aquaculture Sectors



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This report assesses three approaches that standards use to promote the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from commodity crop production (1) verifying that low emissions practices have been implemented (2) quantifying GHG emissions on farms and (3) supporting the development of carbon credit generating projects.  It provides recommendations on how agricultural certification standards can better integrate and align with efforts to quantify GHG emissions.


Adam Gibbon, Julianne Baroody, Richard McNally