Cutting the climate impact of land use
To date, land use has received surprisingly little policy attention, despite it offering substantial opportunities to reduce and further sequester emissions. Building on the work of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) and the Royal Society, this report shows the potential for the UK to reduce its land use emissions by nearly 60 per cent by 2030. This would put the UK on track to meet the ambitious target set by the National Farmers' Union (NFU) of net zero emissions across the farming and related land use sector by 2040.
To bring about a rapid transition to low carbon land use, our report sets out three main policy recommendations to government.
Methodology: See here for a full methodology for the numerical analysis
Annex: A more detailed discussion of our policy recommendations
- Caterina Brandmayr, Tom Kelsey, Melissa Petersen , Belinda Gordon
- Publication Date:
- 25 April, 2019
- Natural Environment