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Carbon, agriculture and COP 18: who sets the agenda?

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One of the big debates at the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP 18) on climate change last week in Doha revolved around the role of agriculture, and whether to establish a separate agricultural work programme. The decision to set up such a programme has now been deferred again. This is an opportunity to rethink the broader issues around climate change and agriculture.

Read the opinion piece on our blog by Lars Otto Naess (FAC) and Peter Newell (University of Sussex).