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Climate Change and Net Zero

Achieve greenhouse gas reductions with science-based targets

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 and transformational 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, known as Net Zero by 2050. Net Zero means that any emissions which can’t be reduced or eliminated (e.g. methane from ruminants), will be balanced by schemes to offset an equivalent amount of greenhouse gases (GHGs). 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 total emissions. Accessing the agricultural supply chain and influencing change is often challenging. To reduce agricultural emissions many small actions are needed across the sector.

Our expertise

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 the development of science-based targets and can identify actions to reach Net-Zero. We can also offer supplier engagement strategies. We can even work with farmers directly to measure emissions and take action.

Recent areas of work include:

  • Assessment of scope 3 GHG emissions from agricultural supply chains
  • Hotspot mapping
  • Working with supply chains to develop mitigation strategies
  • Development of science-based targets
  • Outlining pathways to reach Net Zero

We also offer Measuring and Modelling of GHG Emission and Climate Resilience and Adaptation Solutions

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