Non-CO2 abatement in the UK agricultural sector by 2050: Summary report submitted to support the 6th carbon budget in the UK

V Eory*, JM Maire, M MacLeod, AS Sykes, AP Barnes, RM Rees, CFE Topp, E Wall

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Abstract

The Climate Change Committee (CCC) commissioned the Scottish Rural College (SRUC) to update the abatement potential from a range on-farm measures covering behavioural practices and technological options. SRUC was able to draw upon updated evidence from Defra’s on-going project, Delivering Clean Growth through Sustainable Intensification.

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture accounts for around 10% of UK emissions. Based on current understanding, it is not possible to reduce agricultural emissions to zero due to the biological and chemical processes inherent in crop and livestock production. However, there are a range of measures and practices that farmers can deploy to reduce emissions from soils, livestock and the management of wastes and manures.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSRUC
Commissioning bodyCommittee on Climate Change
Number of pages56
Publication statusPrint publication - 9 Dec 2020

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