23 January 2020
A report published today by the Climate Change Committee gives its first ever in-depth advice on the transformative UK agricultural and land use practices required to deliver on the UK Government’s Net Zero 2050 target. The paper outlines how emissions from land-use can be reduced by almost two-thirds, with CCC chairman Lord Deben stating that: “The options we are proposing would see farmers and land managers – the stewards of the land – delivering actions to reduce emissions…major changes are required and action from government is needed quickly.”
The report sets out a detailed range of options and advises on strategies for implementation. The key points are:
*The most sustainable farming techniques and the role land can play in mitigating and adapting to climate change will be the focus of a Fit for the Future event this April at National Trust’s Wimpole Home Farm, where the three core objectives are productivity, promoting biodiversity and mitigating the effects of climate change.
Achieving these ambitions requires a coordinated approach, led by Government throughout the UK but including businesses and organisations, supply chains and individuals. The key policy recommendations are outlined in this infographic.
These recommendations mirror the work already being undertaken by many of the organisations in the network, including National Trust’s recent net zero announcement.
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