Transport costs do not negate the benefits of agricultural carbon mitigation options

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Smith, P. and Smith, T. J. F. 2000. Transport costs do not negate the benefits of agricultural carbon mitigation options. Ecology Letters. 3 (5), pp. 379-381. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1461-0248.2000.00176.x

AuthorsSmith, P. and Smith, T. J. F.
Abstract

It has been suggested that some agricultural carbon (C) mitigation options will yield no net C benefit under full carbon accounting (i.e. when costs are included alongside benefits). The largest likely C cost of implementing many options is the fuel cost associated with transporting resources from the place where they are produced to the place where they are used. In this article, we show that fuel C costs of transporting resources are much lower than the C benefits of agricultural mitigation options. These findings suggest that the agricultural C mitigation options examined here will yield a net C benefit, even under full carbon accounting.

KeywordsEcology
Year of Publication2000
JournalEcology Letters
Journal citation3 (5), pp. 379-381
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1461-0248.2000.00176.x
Open accessPublished as non-open access
Funder project or code444
Project: 031843
Project: 031932
Project: 031766
PublisherWiley
ISSN1461-023X

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