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Emissions due to agriculture: FAOSTAT 2020 update

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The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has released the 2020 update of its dataset on agricultural emissions (accessible at FAOSTAT), with the newest figures covering the year 2018. Total agricultural emissions in 2018 were 9.3 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent, of which 4 billion tonnes were from land use and land use change, and 3 billion tonnes of which were from livestock processes such as enteric fermentation and manure deposition. Agricultural and related land use emissions accounted for 17% of global emissions from all sectors.

Read the full analytical brief, Emissions due to agriculture. Global, regional and country trends 2000–2018, here. Access emissions data in FAOSTAT here. See also the Table explainer Food systems and greenhouse gas emissions.

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