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Monitoring impacts of urban and peri-urban agriculture and forestry on climate change adaptation and mitigation (2012)

Description

General overview is given of the potential mitigation, adaptation and (co)developmental impacts of different urban and peri-urban agriculture and forestry (UPAF) types and measures. Where available some quantification of potential benefits is given. Impact categories of UPAF – as described above - include climate mitigation, climate adaptation and co-developmental benefits (food production, income generation, sustainable resource management etcetera). Indicators that may be used to further analyse these different categories include:
Mitigation: (fossil) energy use; carbon storage, carbon sequestration, GHG emissions (CO2, CH4, N2O, HCFC), food miles, heat island effect, (chemical) fertiliser use, landfill volumes and per capita waste generation
Adaptation: diversification of food and income sources, amount of locally produced food versus imported food, food availability and food prices, amount of green spaces, water storage/infiltration capacity, storm water runoff, drought resistance, incidences of floods/erosion/landslides, biodiversity, competition for water/use of alternative water sources.

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CDKN

Keywords

food supply, green measures, urban agriculture, urban forestry

Climate impacts

Extreme Temperatures, Water Scarcity, Flooding, Sea Level Rise, Droughts, Storms, Ice and Snow

Elements

Adaptation Measures and Actions

Sectors

Agriculture, Forestry, Urban

Geographic characterisation

Global

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