Yesterday, the Government released its Clean Air Strategy 2019 following the consultation period that took place during the latter half of 2018. The document which covers all sectors of UK industry sets out the key sources, challenges, solutions and regulation opportunities to help improve air quality.
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The Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit and Innovation for Agriculture's competition to find the UK's Soil Farmer of the Year 2019 is open for applications.
Source: Food and Farming Futures,
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:
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.
The article below comes from a newsletter from a producer that I had the fortune to meet while I was on my Nuffield travels in Nebraska, USA, Del Ficke from the Ficke Cattle Company. The piece below has been written by Joe Carey, Vice President, Senior Ag Loan Officer from Arbor Bank. Although the costings are in dollars, the principles ring true here as well!
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.
By changing how they use water, rice growers in Arkansas, Mississippi and California cut their methane emissions and opened a door for agriculture in carbon markets.