Marginal costs of abating greenhouse gases in the global ruminant livestock sector

Sadie S

This study aims to estimate the marginal costs of reducing GHG emissions for a selection of practices in the ruminant livestock sector (cattle, sheep, goats) globally. It advances on previous assessments by calculation marginal costs rather than commonly reported average costs of abatement and can thus provide insights about abatement response at different carbon prices. This study also provides strategic guidance as to where abatement efforts could be most cost effectively targeted.

Henderson B, Falcucci A, Mottet A, Early L, Werner B, Steinfeld H, Gerber P


Journal: Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change