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Considering agriculture in IPCC assessments

Nature Climate Change volume 7, pages 680683 (2017) | Download Citation

The treatment of agriculture has evolved over the lifetime of the IPCC, as tracked by the assessment reports. Efforts to quantify crop yield impacts and mitigation potentials have increased significantly, as has adaptation research. However, there remains a dearth of experimental and observational studies.

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We acknowledge the help of A. Challinor and J. Watson in accessing relevant data.

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  1. Montpellier SupAgro, 34060 Montpellier Cedex 02, France

    • John R. Porter
  2. Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, 2630 Taastrup, Denmark

    • John R. Porter
  3. Climate Change Institute, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Australia

    • Mark Howden
  4. Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3UU, UK

    • Pete Smith

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