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Global animal production becoming more sustainable by using less concentrate feed

Global animal production becoming more sustainable by using less concentrate feed

Reducing the proportion of animal feed grown on crop land would have a positive effect on the availability of food and important environmental indicators such as greenhouse gas emissions and nitrogen surplus. A new study led by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, which was published in the scientific journal of the Royal Society Interface, […]

Yara confirms commitment to combating climate change

Yara confirms commitment to combating climate change

Yara is present at the UN Climate Summit in Paris between November 30 – December 11 to highlight the role of agriculture in tackling climate change. A quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions can be attributed to agriculture. It is therefore important to recognize the huge potential for reducing these emissions through better land use […]

Oxford University scientist receives international award for research on the impact of food on climate change

Oxford University scientist receives international award for research on the impact of food on climate change

For the 2nd award, the Premio Daniel Carasso was awarded to Dr. Tara Garnett, researcher at the University of Oxford, for her entire work, including her thorough research on the contribution of food systems on greenhouse gas emissions, and the scope for emissions reduction through the adoption of sustainable diets. Tara Garnett also initiated and […]

Successful results for Borders Climate Change Focus Farm

Successful results for Borders Climate Change Focus Farm

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment Richard Lochhead paid a visit to Robert and Jac Neill of Upper Nisbet Farm in near Jedburgh. He was there to thank them for their participation on the Scottish Government’s Farming for a Better Climate (FFBC) initiative, which saw the Neills reduce their business’ carbon footprint […]

Agronomy company wins Champion of Champions award

Agronomy company wins Champion of Champions award

Environmental Crop Management Limited (ECM) has won the Green Apple Champion of Champions award 2014 for environmental best practice against stiff competition from organisations such as M&S, Honda and Network Rail. The award was made by The Green Organisation, an independent international group that rewards and promotes environmental best practice around the world. The company […]

Managing global commons crucial the fight against climate change

Managing global commons crucial the fight against climate change

      Climate change is widely recognized as a major environmental problem facing our planet. Even Pope Francis has been drawn into the issue and it’s been reported that he will be issuing an encyclical on climate change in March of this year, will give an address to the UN general assembly, and call […]

World Farmers’ Organisation at UN Climate Summit and Global Alliance Climate-Smart Agriculture

World Farmers’ Organisation at UN Climate Summit and Global Alliance Climate-Smart Agriculture

Peter Kendall, President of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO), joined more than 120 Heads of State and Government at the Climate Summit hosted by the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to generate political will towards farmers and agriculture within a meaningful universal climate agreement in 2015, and advance action on the ground that will […]

REA urges Prime Minister to embrace renewable future at UN Climate Summit

Media reports this morning state that David Cameron is expected to use his four minute speech at the UN Climate Summit today to promote shale gas fracking and nuclear power as “green” technologies, whilst arguing against targets for renewable energy. Responding, REA Chief Executive Dr Nina Skorupska said: “These four minutes in New York will […]

Invaluable briefing series unpacks climate change impacts for business

Invaluable briefing series unpacks climate change impacts for business

Scientists, corporate leaders, military strategists, financial analysts, and sustainability and conservation experts have all hailed a Cambridge-backed briefing series on the implications of climate change for business as a vital resource for companies wanting to plan for the future. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chairman of the IPCC, said: “I applaud this initiative. Spelling out the implications […]

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