According to data from the FAO, land conversion and organic soil drainage are responsible for approximately 10% of greenhouse gas emissions. It is precisely because of drainage that peat bogs are the third highest greenhouse gas emitter in the AFOLU sector (Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use). It is estimated that soil can capture approximately 20 PtC (petagrams of carbon) over 25 years, equivalent to over 10% of anthropogenic emissions. Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, forestry and fishing have almost doubled in the last fifty years, and they could increase by 30% more by 2050 if there are no policies enacted to reduce them. In 2012, emissions generated through the use of synthetic fertilisers constituted approximately 14% of agricultural emissions. Th...