A simple approach to land use change emissions for global crop commodities reflecting demand.

A G Williams, H Dominguez, I Leinonen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

A development of the top down method for accounting for all direct and indirect land use change emissions (LUCE) is presented, which reflects the relative rates of global crop expansion. It uses crop production and area data from FAOSTAT to derive expansion rates, reflecting global demand. Crops that drive land use change more, e.g. soy thus receive a heavier burden than other. It is thus more equitable than the original top down method. Alternative sources of values for LUCE and connected agricultural area are addressed. It still represents a method with relatively low computational and data demands.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-Food Sector (LCA Food 2014), San Francisco, California, USA, 8-10 October, 2014
PublisherAmerican Center for Life Cycle Assessment
Pages1527-1534
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780988214576
Publication statusPrint publication - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-Food Sector (LCA Food 2014), San Francisco, California, USA, 8-10 October, 2014

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A simple approach to land use change emissions for global crop commodities reflecting demand.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Williams, A. G., Dominguez, H., & Leinonen, I. (2014). A simple approach to land use change emissions for global crop commodities reflecting demand. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-Food Sector (LCA Food 2014), San Francisco, California, USA, 8-10 October, 2014 (pp. 1527-1534). (Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-Food Sector (LCA Food 2014), San Francisco, California, USA, 8-10 October, 2014). American Center for Life Cycle Assessment.