Reducing emissions from agriculture and other land uses will be vital for the UK to meet its decarbonisation commitments. Yet, although there are clear opportunities to cut emissions, this is one area of climate action that has so far been overlooked.
Brexit is likely to bring significant disruption to the sector, but the changes coming are a chance to put the spotlight on the climate impacts and decarbonisation opportunities of agriculture and other land uses and rethink the policy framework to mitigate them.
Our report, Cutting the climate impact of land use, sets out what changes are needed now to meet the NFU's target of net zero carbon emissions from land use by 2040. These changes could cut nearly 60 per cent of the emissions from land use by 2030.