Agriculture and climate beyond 2015

A New Perspective on Future Land Use Patterns

  • Floor Brouwer
  • Bruce A. McCarl

Part of the Environment & policy book series (ENPO, volume 46)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Setting the scene

    1. Floor Brouwer, Bruce A. McCarl
      Pages 1-4
    2. Frank Ewert, Mark Rounsevell, Isabelle Reginster, Marc Metzger, Rik Leemans
      Pages 33-51
    3. Helmut Geist, Eric Lambin, Cheryl Palm, Thomas Tomich
      Pages 53-73
  3. Cases on future land use

    1. Lex Bouwman, Klaas van der Hoek, Gerard van Drecht, Bas Eickhout
      Pages 75-89
    2. David Carr, Alisson Barbieri, William Pan, Heide Iranavi
      Pages 91-107
    3. Hermann Lotze-Campen, Christoph Müller, Alberte Bondeau, Pascalle Smith, Wolfgang Lucht
      Pages 109-129
  4. Agricultural mitigation responses

    1. Edward M.W. Smeets, Jinke van Dam, André P.C. Faaij, Iris M. Lewandowski
      Pages 147-170
    2. Harry Aiking, Xueqin Zhu, Ekko van Ierland, Frank Willemsen, Xinyou Yin, Jan Vos
      Pages 171-189
    3. Jan Ros, Matthijs Hisschemöller, Floor Brouwer, Gert-Jan van den Born
      Pages 191-210
    4. Heng-Chi Lee, Bruce A. McCarl, Dhazn Gillig, Brian C. Murray
      Pages 231-247
    5. Marie Boehm, Henry Janzen, Bob MacGregor, Murray Fulton
      Pages 249-263
  5. Policy and social responses

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 305-310

About this book


Interactions between agriculture, climate and patterns of land use are complex. Major changes in agriculture, and land use patterns are foreseen in the next couple of decades in response to shifts in climate, greenhouse gas management initiatives, population growth and other forces. The book explores key interactions between changes in agriculture, patterns of land use and efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions from agriculture. The volume is based on inter-disciplinary science and policy interactions, exploring the way land use may aid in addressing or be affected by the onset of climate change and alterations in food demand. Future forces shaping land use decisions are examined, and its sensitivity to climate change is highlighted. Patterns of land use and the agricultural role in climate change mitigation are explored. Also, policy and social responses to the new perspectives on future land use patterns are identified. The perspective of the book is beyond the year 2015.


Agriculture Climate Policy Greenhouse gas mitigation Land use climate change climate change mitigation

Editors and affiliations

  • Floor Brouwer
    • 1
  • Bruce A. McCarl
    • 2
  1. 1.Head of the Research Unit Management of Natural ResourcesLEI, Wageningen URLSThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural EconomicsTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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