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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

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