AgSTAR United States of America

Name of policy AgSTAR
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country United States of America
Region North America


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Information and education
    • Voluntary Approaches
      Sector name
      • Agriculture and forestry
        • Agricultural CH4
      Policy description The program encourages the use of methane recovery (biogas) technologies at confined animal feeding operations that manage manure as liquids or slurries. These technologies reduce methane emissions while achieving other environmental benefits. Although the overall impact of AgSTAR on GHG emissions has been comparatively small on a national scale, livestock producers in the dairy and swine sector have demonstrated that the practices can reduce GHG emissions and achieve other pollution control benefits while increasing farm profitability. (http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/natc/usa_nc5.pdf)
      Policy type
      • Non-energy1
      Policy stringency
      Implementation state Implemented
      Date of decision
      Start date of implementation
      End date of implementation
      High impact No
      Impact indicator


      Source or references http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/natc/usa_nc5.pdf

      http://www.epa.gov/agstar/

      Supports policies
      Is supported by policies
      Comments (background and assessment)
      Status Final

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