Spatially-explicit footprints of agricultural commodities: Mapping carbon emissions embodied in Brazil’s soy exports

The article provides spatially-explicit CO2 emissions of Brazilian soy exports. It was found that the MATOPIBA area has a carbon footprint 2-6 times larger than Brazil average and that the Cerrado has the largest footprint followed by the Amazon. The article states that EU has the largest carbon footprint due to a larger share of emissions from embodied deforestation than for instance in China, the largest soy importer. Half of GHG emissions from Brazilian soy exports (2010–2015) were imported by China although the EU imported greater emissions from deforestation in absolute terms.

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