Greenhouse Gas Action Plan

Last updated: 01 Sep 2015
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The Greenhouse Gas Action Plan (GHGAP) sets out how the agriculture industry in England is responding to the challenge of feeding more people with less impact over the next 40 years.

Our farmers and growers need to adapt to the changing conditions alongside reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The GHGAP shows our commitment to helping to play our part in tackling climate change by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by three million tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year from 2018-2022. The GHGAP is one of a range of initiatives that are already helping farming produce more whilst impacting less.


What are we going to do?

We aim to meet this challenge without compromising domestic production. It’s too simple a solution to produce less and import more. This simply “exports” our emissions to other parts of the world. So our Action Plan focuses on how farmers, across all sectors and farming systems, can become more efficient to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make cost savings per unit of production.

Agriculture can also make a big contribution to mitigating climate change by storing carbon in soils and vegetation and by generating renewable energy. We are determined to show that farming is part of the solution.

How are we going to do this?

We’re going to make the most of what’s already in place and what new science tells us, so that we get better at what we do. We’re going to use trusted routes of influence to help farmers/growers and land managers carry out the GHGAP’s priority actions - by improving their use of energy and nutrients, their management of crops and livestock and reducing their own carbon footprint.

Our partnership represents the breadth of the agricultural industry in England. We’re going to focus on how we can work better together, with Government and with the food supply chain. We will regularly report on progress so that farmers and land managers can be confident that their changes in farm practice are leading to lower emissions.

GHGAP delivery plans and progress

Greenhouse Gas Action Plan can be contacted by sending an email to [email protected]

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