A carbon neutral agricultural commodities approach (CNAC) identifies options that can make the agricultural sectors an integral part of the global carbon-neutral future. It is an innovative approach for climate change mitigation and adaptation.
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Climate Change and Land, agri-food systems currently contribute to more than 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for agricultural production, land-use changes and energy consumption derived from processing.
At the same time, agriculture has unexplored potential to substantially reduce its emissions through measures that are mostly adaptation measures. The CNAC approach focuses on mitigating climate change throughout food and agriculture value chains.
The Carbon neutral agricultural commodities approach also aims to achieve other strategic objectives, such as biodiversity conservation, poverty reduction, food security and adaptation to climate change.
Seongju is trying to do research focusing on reducing carbon emission in farm animals using gene editing.