"In 2010, the Brazilian Government designed the Low-Carbon Agriculture Plan (ABC Plan) to provide resources and incentives for farmers to adopt sustainable agricultural techniques. The objective is to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O) from agriculture (Table 6). Specifically, the ABC Plan aims to reduce annual GHG emissions by 133 to 166 million tonnes of CO2eq relative to projected future levels by the year 2020 (see part IV: GHG Projections). Other objectives include contributing to the achievement of international GHG reduction commitments; guaranteeing the continuous improvement of agricultural practices that reduce GHG emissions and increase carbon storage in vegetation and soil; incentivizing the adoption of strategies that increase environmental protection of plants and productive systems, while generating income for vulnerable rural communities; and enhancing efforts to reduce deforestation led by livestock and agriculture production in the Amazon and Cerrado biomes." (WRI, 2014)

Target:
- Reduce annual GHG emissions by 133 to 166 million tonnes of CO2eq relative to projected future levels by the year 2020

Impact indicators:
  • 1
    Name: GHG emissions reduction (GtCO2eq)
    Value: 0.1495
    Base year: -
    Target year: 2020
    Comments: Reductions calculated against BAU scenario, emissions reductions of Kyoto gases (AFOLU) (MtCO2e)