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Adjusting agricultural emissions for trade matters for climate change mitigation

Trade-adjusted agricultural emissions

Global trade-adjusted agricultural emissions (TAE), in total absolute terms, increased from 3.86 Gt CO2e/yr in 1987 to 5.02 Gt CO2e/yr in 2015. This increase in emissions corresponds to the rise in the global agricultural production volumes driven by population growth and changing diets, resulting in an increase in production-based emissions (PBE) (Supplementary Figs. 1, 2). However, in per capita terms, we found a decrease in TAE from 0.77 t CO2e/cap/yr in 1987 to 0.68 t CO2e/cap/yr in 2015. This fall in per capita TAE is because of the increase in agricultural production that is largely driven by efficiency improvements afforded by agricultural intensification21,22, thus resulting in a decrease in emission intensity (Supplementary Fig. 3).

Similarly, total absolute TAE also increased in most regions, with the exceptions of Europe, Oceania and the Former Soviet Union where TAE declined over time…

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