Net zero greenhouse gas emissions target proposed for agriculture

A target to reduce emissions from agriculture to net zero should be set in legislation, according to Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, who has put forward an amendment to the agriculture bill on the issue

Cows. Credit: Dreamstime
Agriculture is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions

A target to reduce emissions from agriculture to net zero should be set in legislation, according to Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, who has put forward an amendment to the agriculture bill on the issue.

The amendment, which is supported by Labour MPs Ed Miliband and Mary Creagh, states that the bill should include a duty on the environment secretary to set an emissions reduction target for agriculture and land use that is “at least 100% lower than the 1990 baseline”.

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