How will UK farming have to change in a net zero emissions economy?


7 November, 2018

Episode notes

CAP reform, the 25 year environment plan and Brexit will all combine to reshape future UK farming and land use, but the necessary contribution of land use to meeting more stringent carbon targets, and possibly even reaching a net zero emissions economy, has not yet been acknowledged by politicians.

This debate discusses the tensions between meeting these challenges and the different visions for the future of rural communities and landscapes.


  • Roger Harrabin, BBC environment and energy analyst (chair)
  • Liz Bowles, head of farming, Soil Association
  • Tara Garnett, coordinator and lead researcher, Food Climate Research
  • Christopher Price, director of policy and advice, CLA
  • Ruth Davis, deputy director of Global Programmes at the RSPB

Music by Podington Bear used under Creative Commons licence.

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