China: Agricultural Climate Goals and Policy Overview

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   CH2023-0136

China is the world’s largest livestock and rice producer, as well as a major user and producer of fertilizer, making its agricultural sector a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions. With an average farm size of approximately 1.6 acres (0.65 hectares) and only ten percent of global arable land, climate change is expected to challenge the country’s agricultural production systems. Through the lens of the agricultural sector, this report provides and overview of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) agencies responsible for developing and implementing climate policy and their international climate engagements. Additionally, this report serves as a compendium of known and published PRC climate policies and goals (including sub-national policies).

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