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Methane emissions must fall for world to hit temperature targets

Methane emissions from agriculture would likely be reduced if farmers produced more food from plants and less from livestock. Image: Unsplash/Megumi Nachev

Simon Black

Researcher, Durrell Institute of Conservation & Ecology, University of Kent

Ian Parry

Technical Assistance Advisor, IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department

Nate Vernon

Projects Officer, IMF Blog

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