Fifty organisations, academics and individual farmers including the National Farmers’ Union of Scotland, Scottish Land and Estates, Scottish Crofting Federation and Friends of the Earth Scotland are calling on the Scottish Government to do more to help agriculture substantially reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

Agriculture and land use is responsible for nearly a quarter of all Scotland’s climate emissions.

In the joint letter, the signatories urge Cabinet Secretary for Climate, Roseanna Cunningham, and Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy, Fergus Ewing, to support farming practices that are less damaging to our climate and deliver a “just transition to carbon neutral farming”, putting us on a path to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture by 2050.

 

March 2018

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