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New CCC reports call for reforms to prepare the countryside for climate change

19th Nov 2018

Source: The Committee on Climate Change, 15th November

The Paris Agreement demands tougher action to remove greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere. We must, at the same time, prepare for the inevitable climate change that is already happening. In this context, current uses of land in the UK must change.

Today, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) publishes two linked reports:

Climate Metrics for Ruminant livestock

11th Oct 2018

Source: Program Briefing from Oxford Martin School, July 2018

Summary

The conventional Global Warming Potential (GWP) can be misleading when applied to methane emissions, particularly when these are being reduced. A revised usage of GWP, denoted GWP*, which uses the same metric values interpreted in a new way, provides a more accurate indication of the impact of short-lived pollutants on global temperature.

Farm Carbon Calculator relaunch

26th Mar 2018

Calculating the carbon footprint of your farm is the first step to reducing the environmental impact of your farm business. It is one of the main services that FCCT offers to farmers, as part of our commitment to offering free, impartial advice and support to any farmer or grower wishing to reduce their carbon emissions and/or increase carbon sequestration.

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