COP26: A changing policy climate

Activity: Talk, evidence or presentation typesInvited talk


Agricultural policy is going through a dramatic change, any agreement reached at COP26 will intensify the need for governments to reduce their carbon footprints and tackle climate change.

Guest speakers for this webinar were Steven Thompson, SRUC’s Agricultural Economist and Prof. Davy McCracken, SRUC’s Head of Department of Integrated Land Management.

Agricultural policy is and will continue to be linked to climate change and Scotland’s climate change targets. In this webinar Steven Thompson discussed the current policy climate and looked at how the basic payment scheme may change in the future. Davy McCracken looked to future at what these policy changes may mean for farming in the future where the farm will be expected to deliver multiple benefits.
Period4 Oct 2021
Event titleCOP26: A changing policy climate (webinar)
Event typeOther
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • COP26