Global research alliance on agricultural greenhouse gases

Alan J. Franzluebbers*, Denis Angers, Harry Clark, Fiona Ehrhardt, Peter Grace, Ladislau Martin Neto, Brian McConkey, Leann Palmer, Sylvie Recous, Renato De Aragão Ribeiro Rodrigues, Alvaro Roel, Martin Scholten, Steven Shafer, Bill Slattery, Jean Francois Soussana, Jan Verhagen, Kazuyuki Yagi, Gonzalo Zorrilla

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Abstract

The Global Research Alliance (GRA) on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases was established in the margins of the Conference of Parties (COP15) in Copenhagen, Denmark on 16 December 2009. However, the idea was borne earlier in the year from discussions originating from New Zealand scientists and negotiators at other climate change conferences. With imperiled climate change negotiations of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) occurring earlier in the year and culminating in Copenhagen, an agreement was signed by government ministers of 21 countries to form the GRA and create a positive step forward for the agricultural sector, which previously was left without much voice in the UNFCCC negotiations. The 21 countries agreeing to participate in the GRA were Australia, Canada, Columbia, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, and Vietnam. The logo of the GRA is shown in Fig. 3.1.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImpact of Climate Change on Water Resources in Agriculture
EditorsC.A. Zolin, R. de A.R. Rodrigues
PublisherCRC Press
Pages39-60
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781498706179
ISBN (Print)9781498706148
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2015

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