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NFU carbon calculator review

The NFU’s net zero report makes clear that the 2040 ambition is a national aspiration, not an expectation that every farm can, or will, reach net zero. Every farm will start the journey to net zero from a different place and will need a unique action plan. The first step is to assess the likely emissions sources on farm as well as considering on farm carbon sequestration. Using a carbon calculator is one way to achieve this.

There are over 60 potentially applicable tools, however this NFU review evaluates three carbon calculators most applicable to our members, focusing on usability, coverage, scientific robustness and practicality. None of the carbon calculators reviewed cover all the needs of the