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Farming, Net Zero and #Pledge2040 Presented at AgriSouth 2020

PUBLISHED ON
28th May 2021

Dr Jonathan Scurlock
Chief Adviser, Renewable Energy
and Climate Change
National Farmers’ Union of England and Wales

Energy costs / oil prices – Food security – Climate Change – all are important drivers of agricultural policy.
Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Action Plan since 2010, driving efficiency and productivity to reduce GHG emissions
Farmers are on the “front line”, experiencing global climate disruption
NFU climate change adviser represents our voice in international negotiations, as facilitator of the World Farmers Organisation climate change working group
Since 2015 Paris Agreement, experts have recommended limiting temperature rise to 1.5 C
UK leads worldwide trend towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or earlier
agriculture playing major role while maintaining food security in post Brexit transition
NFU ‘raised its game’ in 2019
ambition for net zero climate impact by 2040

 

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