Course code SDG201

SDG201 Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Plant- and Animal Productions

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Course responsible: Bente Aspeholen Åby, Laila Aass
Teachers: Anne Kjersti Uhlen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
Autumn parallel
Course frequency: Annually.
First time: Study year 2021-2022
Course contents:
The course gives thorough knowledge on net greenhouse gas emissions and their influence on radiation balance og climate. The students will get an overview over, and magnitude of, emission sources from productions systems for plant and animals and potential mitigation options. The topic will give a basic introduction into different methodologies to estimate greenhouse gas emissions, including the national emission inventory and whole farm models. The students will be introduced to national agreements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, white papers, Klimakur 2030, Climate Smart Agriculture and the Climate plan for Norwegian agriculture. The students will be given an introduction into different greenhouse gas metrics.
Learning outcome:

Knowledge: The students are to get

  • broad knowledge about greenhouse gas emissions and their influence on climate
  • broad knowledge about emission sources from agriculture and possible mitigation options
  • basic knowledge of methodologies to estimate greenhouse gas emissions, including opportunities and limitations
  • knowledge of climate agreements, the climate plan for Norwegian agriculture and Climate Smart Agriculture
  • knowledge of greenhouse gas metrics

SKILLS: the students are to

  • render and explain the principles of how greenhouse gases influences climate
  • describe the principles and methodology of national emission inventories and whole farm models
  • clarify potential mitigation options for agriculture
  • find official emission figures for the agriculture sector, produce time series of emission factors and greenhouse gas emissions, both for single gases and cumulative

GENERAL COMPETENCE. Students are to be equipped to

  • follow and participate in the public debate related to greenhouse gas emissions from plant- and animal production in relevant forums
Learning activities:
Lectures, group exercises and discussions
Syllabus will be given on Canvas.
HFX131, HFX133
Recommended prerequisites:
Written exam, 3 hours A-F
Nominal workload:

125 hours

Lecures: 26 hours

Self-effort: 99 hours

Type of course:

Lectures: 20 hours

Exercises: 6 hours

Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Written exam: Letter grades