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Towards a regulatory framework for climate smart agriculture

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EC-Contrib. €






Project "SMARTLAW" data sheet

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Organization address
address: WARANDELAAN 2
postcode: 5037 AB

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 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Project website
 Total cost 177˙989 €
 EC max contribution 177˙989 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-GF
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-01-01   to  2017-12-31


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 Project objective

Towards a regulatory framework for climate smart agriculture Between now and 2050, there will be a sharp increase in the demand of agricultural products due to an increase of the world’s population, the rise in global calorie intake due to greater affluence, and the production of biofuels. The increase in agricultural production will be accompanied by an increase in the emission of greenhouse gasses. Agriculture is not only a major cause of climate change but in many regions of the world, it is also seriously impacted by climate change. Policy documents, mostly by international institutions, have endorsed climate smart agriculture (CSA) as a means to achieve production growth, while at the same reducing the emission of greenhouse gasses and adapting the agricultural sector to the changing climate. However, it is as yet unclear through what regulatory mechanism CSA can be achieved. The key objective of this project is to identify the main elements of a regulatory framework that enables, facilitates and stimulates the transition of conventional farm practices toward ‘climate friendly’ practices in the EU. Various methodologies will be used, such as an evaluation of the Australian Carbon Farming Initiative Act, to date the world’s only comprehensive regulatory instrument aimed at facilitating climate smart agriculture. The project is aimed to be a stepping stone towards a more ambitious research proposal (to be submitted to the European Research Council (ERC) in 2017) aimed at developing the regulatory instruments needed to make the entire European agricultural sector resilient to the impacts of climate change. MSCA IF enables me to be heavily involved in climate law research for two full years, which will give a boost to my scholarly career and provides me competitiveness under the ERC.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Jonathan Verschuuren
Regulering van klimaatslimme landbouw
published pages: 498-502, ISSN: 0165-1137, DOI:
Milieu en Recht Vol. 44, No. 6 2019-06-17
2016 Jonathan Verschuuren
The Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Agriculture and Food Security
published pages: 54-57, ISSN: 1867-299X, DOI:
European Journal of Risk Regulation Vol. 7, No. 1 2019-06-17
2018 Jonathan Verschuuren
Agriculture, Climate Disasters and the Law
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Research Handbook on Climate Disaster Law 2019-06-17
2017 Jonathan Verschuuren
Towards a Regulatory Design for Reducing Emissions from Agriculture: Lessons from Australia’s Carbon Farming Initiative
published pages: 1-51, ISSN: 1878-6553, DOI: 10.1163/18786561-00701001
Climate Law Volume 7, Issue 1 2019-06-17
2017 J. Verschuuren
Stimulating Climate Smart Agriculture within the Boundaries of International Trade Law
published pages: 177-186, ISSN: 1864-9904, DOI: 10.21552/cclr/2016/4/4
Carbon & Climate Law Review 10/4 2019-06-17

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