The NFU and Championing the Farmed Environment (CFE) have worked with the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC), supported by Defra, to help it launch an important new interactive resource.
The new Climate Change Guide has been created to help young farmers be inspired to help the industry reach its ambition of net zero carbon emissions by 2040.
It was launched towards the end of April 2021, in the same week as the UK government announced its new target to cut GHG emissions by 78% by 2035.
Amongst others, the guide covers:
- Winners of the NFYFC’s 2020 Climate Change Video Challenge. Both the young winning farmers are sons of NFU members.
- 26 NFU net zero case studies.
- FAQs and signposting to more information to help young farmers better understand the climate challenge and how to tackle it.
In the foreword to the guide, David Kennedy, Defra’s director general for food, farming and biosecurity says:
“There is a global challenge for us all and the guide will help to explain this, the actual task in hand and how we can all play our part.
“The ambition to achieve net zero emissions is clearly demonstrated in the work highlighted by the NFU and the CFE and farmers who are already applying measures to combat climate change successfully.”