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Review of Land Use Climate Change. An assessment of the evidence base for climate change action in the agriculture, land use and wider foodchain sectors in Wales

Elliot, John; Evans, Christopher; Moxley, Janet; Chadwick, Dave; Anthony, Steve; Durrant, Camilla; Moorby , John; Misslebrook, Tom; Smith, Andy; Styles, David; Jones, David. 2014 Review of Land Use Climate Change. An assessment of the evidence base for climate change action in the agriculture, land use and wider foodchain sectors in Wales. Leeds, ADAS, 151pp. (CEH Project no: NEC05228)

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The Welsh Government (WG) has a target of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in areas of devolved competence by 3% per annum with an expectation that all relevant sectors will make a contribution. Additionally it aims to cut all emissions by 40% by 2020 against a 1990 baseline. In 2010 the Land Use Climate Change Group (LUCCG) set out a series of recommendations to achieve emissions reduction in the agriculture and land use sectors. However, these sectors showed an increase in emissions of 1.2% in 2011. Given this and the start of a new Rural Development Plan (RDP) for the period to 2020, WG commissioned a review of climate change emissions and adaptation in the agriculture and land use sectors to provide a robust evidence base to support decision makers on climate change policy and to ensure coherence with wider government priorities on jobs, growth and poverty. A desk-based review of the recommendations from the 2010 LUCCG report has been carried out and changes to GHG inventory have been reviewed to consider how this might affect the emissions delivery plan for the sector. Additionally a review of the risks presented by climate change has been carried out to inform the adaptation response, which will be taken forward by WG in a sector adaptation plan (SAP).

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
CEH Sections: Dise
Funders/Sponsors: Welsh Government
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Please click on the Official URL link to access freely available full text
Additional Keywords: Wales, land use, climate change, agriculture, forestry, renewable energy, soil, biomass, carbon dioxide, CO2, methane, nitrous oxide, N2O
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Agriculture and Soil Science
Date made live: 04 Jul 2016 14:08 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/513782

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