Lehner and Rosenberg's Farming for Our Future: The Science, Law, and Policy of Climate-Neutral Agriculture

Imprint
Environmental Law Institute
ISBN-13
9781585762378
Primary Subject
Agriculture Law
Format
Softbound
Copyright
2022
Series
Environmental Law Institute
Publication Date
12/23/2021

Description

Farming for Our Future examines the policies and legal reforms necessary to accelerate the adoption of practices that can make agriculture in the United States climate-neutral or better. These proven practices will also make our food system more resilient to the impacts of climate change. Agriculture’s contribution to climate change is substantial—much more so than official figures suggest—and we will not be able to achieve our overall mitigation goals unless agricultural emissions sharply decline. Fortunately, farms and ranches can be a major part of the climate solution, while protecting biodiversity, strengthening rural communities, and improving the lives of the workers who cultivate our crops and rear our animals. The importance of agricultural climate solutions can not be underestimated; it is a critical element both in ensuring our food security and limiting climate change. This book provides essential solutions to address the greatest crises of our time.