What credit will agriculture get for Canada going net zero by 2050?

Tillage radish in a multi-species cover crop mix (L.Smith, 2021)

If there’s one thing clear in Canada’s Emissions Reduction Plan, it’s that very few things are completely clear. Take for example what agriculture is expected to deliver in emissions reductions. It’s either a reduction of one percent, as listed on page 90, or an increase of one per cent as listed on page 219. Or if you factor in sequestration from wetlands, grasslands and beneficial management practices, agriculture is expected to reduce emissions by 30 Mt, based on page 218 of the plan, which says the following: “According to the 2021 Reference Case projections, land use, land use change and…

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