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Moving Towards Low Carbon Farming

Talk at Campden BRI LCF Conference, 4 Dec, Sam Adams
by Sam Adams on 12 November 2013

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Transcript of Moving Towards Low Carbon Farming

Moving Towards Low Carbon Farming
Where Did We Come From?
Where Are We Going?
SCIENCE
OPPORTUNITIES
Where Are We Now?
KNOWLEDGE
CONTEXT
CHALLENGES
CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) is smallest concern
N2O (Nitrous Oxide) is the strongest GHG
CH4 (Methane) is next on the scale
CO2e (Carbon Dioxide Equivalent)
Mitigation
Sequestration
Footprinting
Measuring
Money
Skepticism
Transfer
Global Warming
Government and Policy
2006 Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act

2008 Climate Change Act

Defra target of decreasing agri-carbon emisssions by 11% by 2020
ECONOMIC AND
ENVIRONMENTAL
BENEFITS
NUTRIENT
MANAGEMENT
LIVESTOCK
MANAGEMENT
SOIL AND
GRASSLAND
MANAGEMENT
RENEWABLE
ENERGY
TOOLS AND
INCREASED
INTEREST
POLITICAL
AND PUBLIC
PRESSURE
BEYOND
CARBON
Thank you
www.soilassociation.org/fcat
Waste
Recent Tesco announcement
~ 30,000 tonnes of food waste from Jan-June 2013

15 million tonnes of food wasted across UK (2010)

Household food waste alone produces 17 million tonnes of CO2 emissions (and is worth £12bn a year, or £480 per household)

Climate Smart Agriculture

Greenhouse Gas (GHG)

Global Warming Potential (GWP)

Low Carbon Farming (LCF)

Renewable Energy (RE)

Defra

DECC

GHGAP

UNFCC
(United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change)
Stakeholders
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