Low-productivity agricultural land could be transformed into millions of hectares of conservation reserve across the world, according to University of Queensland-led research.
Conservation and agriculture often clash over contested spaces and yet there are many ‘uncontested lands’, where low modern agricultural productivity and degradation make them potentially easier acquisitions that can be restored for long-term conservation benefits.
Global emissions of nitrous oxide, the third most important greenhouse gas from nitrogen-based fertilisers, have increased for many decades but accelerated since 2009 above what previous estimates have suggested, according to Australian and international scientists.
New research reveals conservation initiatives often spread like disease, a fact which can help scientists and policymakers design programs more likely to be taken up.
The NZ Government has reached an historic consensus with farming leaders to implement farm-level pricing of climate change emissions from the agriculture sector by 2025; signalling a strong commitment from the Government and farming leadership to cooperate in order to tackle climate change, announced the…