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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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Role of Biomass in achieving Net Zero

15-06-2021

NFU Scotland recognises that sustainable biomass will be a key material in transitioning to a net zero economy and welcomes the...

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Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2018

15-06-2021

The Scottish Government published the Scottish Greenhouse Gas Inventory for 1990-2019 This publication provides the latest estimates for Scotland’s greenhouse gas...

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Subsidy Control – Designing a New Approach for the UK

01-04-2021

Agricultural and rural development policy is a devolved policy area for very good reason.
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Scottish Government Consultation - Net Zero Nation: Draft Public Engagement Strategy

31-03-2021

NFU Scotland welcomes the opportunity to respond to this consultation NFU Scotland represents over 8,500 farmers growers and crofters across...

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Just Transition Commission – Final Report

23-03-2021

The Just Transition Commission was established by Scottish Ministers to advise on how just transition principles can be applied to climate...

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Farming for 1.5c Webinar – Unanswered Questions

03-03-2021

In February NFU Scotland hosted a webinar focussed on the farming for 1.5°c inquiry’s interim report The farming for 1.5°c inquiry...

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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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All NFU Scotland members are invited to participate in the North East Climate Change Forum led by industry expert Dr Jude...

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Pitlochry Farmer Wins Video Competition

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Farmer Patrick Barbour from Highland Perthshire has won the search for Scotland’s climate friendly farming champion....

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Farming, Crofting and Climate Change

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Farmers and crofters must take a ‘transformation pathway’ to ensure that Scottish agriculture meets the challenge of limiting global warming to...

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Considerable interest was shown in Agri-renewables and their role in combatting climate change as 225 NFUS members from across the country...

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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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The roller coaster that has been 2020 continues to give us some unexpected twists and turns and we must make sure...

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Climate change is an extremely complex topic and the more you learn and understand about it the more confusing it becomes...

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Opportunity offered by RLUPs – Caroline Millar’s Blog – 17 August 2020

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The creation of Regional Land Use Partnerships is a very hot topic and one which could present opportunities writes Caroline Millar...

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Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutes (SEFARI) fellowship Blog - 3 August 2020

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Scottish arable production and climate change A blog by Dr Gemma Miller the Scottish Environment Food and Agriculture Research Institutes...

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Environment and Land Use Committee Chairman, Angus MacFadyen's Blog - 31 July 2020

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Regional Land Use Partnerships could deliver a more targeted response to Scotland’s ambitious climate change targets writes Argyllshire farmer Angus MacFadyen...

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