Background Paper: Agriculture and Natural Resources Sector

Oct 2014
In LAC the principal sources of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions are land use change and agricultural activities, particularly cattle ranching (methane emissions) on converted land and natural grasslands. Although the land use change emissions have diminished over the last decade, together these sources still account for more than half of overall emissions in the Region.
This sector study looks at how the IDB has been able to work with LAC countries to respond to Climate Change in the areas of agriculture, forestry and natural resource management.