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Moving Towards Low Carbon Farming
Sam Adamson 12 November 2013
Transcript of Moving Towards Low Carbon Farming
Where Did We Come From?
Where Are We Going?
Where Are We Now?
CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) is smallest concern
N2O (Nitrous Oxide) is the strongest GHG
CH4 (Methane) is next on the scale
CO2e (Carbon Dioxide Equivalent)
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
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)
(United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change)