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Climate Change

NFU Scotland recognises the climate emergency and is committed to being an industry leader on climate change. As a major land use in Scotland, it is critical that agriculture has a key role to play in reducing emissions and meeting ambitious climate change targets. Scottish farmers, crofters, and growers will be part of the solution to climate change.

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Kate Hopper
Policy Manager - Climate Change
07827 910593
kate.hoppper@nfus.org.uk

Developing the Emissions Trading Scheme

20-06-2022

NFU Scotland (NFUS) represents more than 8,500 farmers landowners and crofters across Scotland and welcomes the opportunity to comment on the...

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National Test Programme – Track 1 – Preparing for Sustainable Farming (PSF)

02-05-2022

At NFU Scotland’s Autumn Conference Cabinet Secretary Mairi Gougeon MSP announced the National Test Programme (NTP) was to be developed to...

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Interim Principles for Responsible Investment in Natural Capital

13-04-2022

The Scottish Government has published interim principles to guide responsible investment in ‘Natural Capital’ in Scotland.
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CAP Payments Schedule 2022

31-03-2022

The Scottish Government published its latest CAP payments schedule in March 2022 The Rural Payments Strategy for 2022 is aiming to...

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Urgent Food Security Actions Required as Key Issues Facing UK and Scottish Agriculture Escalate

17-03-2022

Nothing can eclipse the scale of the humanitarian crisis currently being experienced and witnessed in Ukraine

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Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Practical Training Fund

08-03-2022

The ‘Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Practical Training Fund’ from the Scottish Government is now open and applications can be made...

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Next Generation Climate Change Competition

Patrick Barbour has won the search for Scotland’s climate friendly farming champion. The competition was organised by NFU Scotland’s Next Generation group and supported by Royal Bank of Scotland.  It encouraged Scotland’s farmers and crofters to record on video the many steps they are taking to reduce emissions and deliver wider environmental benefits.

A Transformation Pathway Webinar

In February, NFU Scotland hosted webinar focussed on the Farming for 1.5°C Inquiry’s Interim Report. The Farming for 1.5°C Inquiry aims to find consensus on the best way forward for Scottish agriculture to meet the challenge of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. The event, chaired by NFU Scotland President Martin Kennedy, allowed the Inquiry's co-chairs, Chief Executive of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, Mike Robinson and former NFU Scotland President, Nigel Miller, to share information about the Interim Report and answer questions from NFU Scotland members.

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NFU Scotland has welcomed the news that the latest Scottish Government statistics show a fall in agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions....

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NFUS Holds National Webinar on Carbon Trading, Calculators and Sequestration

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More than 150 Scottish farmers and crofters joined a national webinar staged by NFU Scotland this week to discuss the fierce...

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During COP26 the Kerr family hosted Cabinet Minister for Rural Affairs Mairi Gougeon to their dairy business at Woodhead Farm Newmilns...

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If Scottish agriculture is to be part of the solution to climate change while achieving ambitious food and drink targets there...

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