Greenhouse gas assessment, reduction and strategy
The ADAS Sustainable Food and Farming team provide a range of services to help corporate organisations connect with their agricultural raw material supply chain to help understand embedded (scope 3) greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and tackle climate change.
Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
ADAS are experts in understanding the GHG emissions that are embedded in global agricultural supply chains. We can help corporate organisations understand their scope three emissions and put strategies in place to take action to reduce these emissions. Our experts were involved in the original development of the industry recognised PAS2050 methodology for use with agricultural raw materials.
Our technical consultants are able to provide support in developing corporate strategy to tackle climate change, including the setting of realistic goals; understanding the risks posed by climate change to the supply chain; developing and implementing strategies to measure and monitor GHG emissions in the supply chain; and provide progress reports and carbon assessments.
ADAS have developed a number of bespoke tools for the assessment of climate change impacts at the farm level including the AHDB Environmental and Agricultural Resource Efficiency Tool (EaGRET) tool for the assessment of farm level resource use; and the Farmscoper decision support tool for the assessment of mitigation strategies at the farm level. We also work with, and provide expert guidance into, the development of commercial tools such as the Cool Farm Tool enabling us to offer a flexible approach to measuring and monitoring.
In addition, ADAS work with Government clients to understand land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF), which covers emissions and removals of greenhouse gases resulting from direct human-induced land use, land-use change and forestry activities.
Our team are able to support corporate organisations in the implementation of GHG reduction programmes within their supply chain, providing tailored training and support to drive improvements in best practice from the farm to fork.