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Decarbonising agriculture: REA & NFU to hold COP26 fringe panel discussion

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The REA and NFU have announced that they will be holding a panel discussion alongside COP26, to explore methods of decarbonising agriculture through the further integration of renewables and low/zero carbon technologies.

As stated in the IPCC’s 2019 report on Climate Change and Land, agriculture is estimated to be directly responsible for up to 8.5% of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the globe. UK farms produce around 46.3 million tonnes of CO2 per year – 10% of the UK’s GHG emissions.

The session will feature developers from across the renewables and cleantech sectors, as well as representatives from the REA & NFU, highlighting both the opportunities available to farmers and landowners, and the innovations being developed to assist with the NFU’s goal of decarbonising agriculture and thus reaching net zero emissions by 2040. 

Topics being covered include:

  • The role of agriculture in decarbonising the UK’s energy system & challenges faces
  • The key policies required to support the wider adoption of low carbon farming solutions
  • The tech innovations required to support agriculture in its’ transition to net zero
  • Reducing emissions associated with agricultural vehicles

The event will take place in person at 200 St Vincent Street, Glasgow on 10th November,  with presentations followed by a panel discussion. Tickets are free – to register interest in attending please visit here.

Looking ahead, Energy Now is proud to be the founding partner of the Low Carbon Agriculture Show – a 2 day event, next taking place on 8th & 9th March 2022, at NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, focused on the reduction of emissions and increased sustainability within the agricultural and rural sectors. An exhibition of advisors and suppliers will be accompanied by live demonstrations of the latest innovations, as well as an extensive conference programme, featuring insight and guidance on sustainable land use, renewable energy generation and emission control, cutting through the noise to get to the heart of what new changes mean for farmers, by covering specific pressing topics such as government policy, carbon storage, soil health, natural capital, net zero, renewable energy generation, low emission vehicles and agri-tech.

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