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The role of sustainable agriculture and renewable-resource management in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and increasing sinks in China and India

ByJules N. Pretty, Andrew S. Ball, Li Xiaoyun, N. H. Ravindranath

The 1997 Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) established an international policy context for the reduction of carbon emissions and increases in carbon sinks in order to address the global challenge of anthropogenic interference with the climate system. It is clear that both emission reductions and sink growth will be necessary for positive effects on mitigation of current climate-change trends (FAO 2000; Watson et al . 2000; IPCC 2001; The Royal Society 2001).