To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) state that global warming must be limited to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. This will require radical action at a local, regional and global level from all aspects of society.
The UK became the first major economy in the world to pass laws to end its contribution to global warming. This is known as Net Zero by 2050. Net Zero means that any emissions that can’t be reduced (e.g. methane from ruminants), will need to offset an equivalent amount of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from the atmosphere. This can include planting trees or using technology like carbon capture and storage (CCS).
The agriculture sector accounts for about 10% of global GHG emissions. Agriculture is highly fragmented, with many small farmers contributing to the overall emission. Accessing the agricultural supply chain and influencing change is often challenging. To reduce agricultural emissions many small actions are needed across the sector.
We help companies engage with their agricultural supply chain to understand GHG emission sources and what Net Zero will mean for them. Our work spans from company strategy through to on-farm mitigation. We support companies in developing science-based targets, identifying actions and pathways to reach Net Zero, and supplier engagement strategies. We can also work with farmers to measure emissions and take action to mitigate climate change.
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