Reduce emissions from food and agriculture
Scottish Parliamentary elections 2016
Clear leadership from the next Scottish Government is essential if rural businesses and the food sector are to become low carbon, climate-proof and sustainable.
In 2016, Scotland’s Land Use Strategy will be developed and published. It is a key way to deliver emissions savings in the rural land use sector and Scotland’s food sector. Nearly a quarter of Scotland’s climate change emissions come from the rural land use sector.
We want all parties to commit to a strong plan which deliver emissions reductions through Scotland’s agriculture, forestry and peatlands, for example new policies to meet tree-planting targets of 10,000ha per year and ensuring all farmers adopt fertiliser efficiency measures. These measures can also benefit wildlife.