The agriculture and land management sectors are in a unique position in the UK's Net Zero strategy. This is due to the potential for these sectors to not only reach Net Zero carbon emissions, but to become carbon negative. This is due to the carbon sequestration potential of the land that we farm and manage.
Both changes in land use and management will be important in achieving this. A royal society paper on 'multifunctional landscapes' demonstrates the complexity of this challenge, when we are considering all the value that our land can provide in terms of, food production, biodiversity, carbon, water quality and other ecosystem services like flood prevention. Access the paper HERE.
The challenges that farmers and land managers face in relation to Net Zero are therefore complex. The frameworks and knowledge that support agriculture will undoubtably have a significant role to play. At FarmPEP, we would like to know what the key challenges are, and what tools and information might be useful in addressing them.
Please leave comments under this topic page to share your thoughts and questions you would like answered as we move towards Net Zero.