Greenhouse gas and ammonia emission mitigation priorities for UK policy targets

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Buckingham, S., Topp, C. F. E., Smith, P., Eory, V., Chadwick, D. R., Baxter, C. K., Cloy, J. M., Connolly, S., Cooledge, E. C., Cowan, N. J., Drewer, J., Duffy, C., Fox, N. J., Jebari, A., Jenkins, B., Krol, D. J., Marsden, K. A., Mcauliffe, G., Morrison, S. J., O'Flaherty, V., Ramsey, R., Richards, K. G., Roehe, R., Smith, J., Smith, K., Takahashi, T., Thorman, R. E., Williams, J., Wiltshire, J. and Rees, R. M. 2023. Greenhouse gas and ammonia emission mitigation priorities for UK policy targets. Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering - FASE. 10 (2), pp. 268-280. https://doi.org/10.15302/J-FASE-2023495

AuthorsBuckingham, S., Topp, C. F. E., Smith, P., Eory, V., Chadwick, D. R., Baxter, C. K., Cloy, J. M., Connolly, S., Cooledge, E. C., Cowan, N. J., Drewer, J., Duffy, C., Fox, N. J., Jebari, A., Jenkins, B., Krol, D. J., Marsden, K. A., Mcauliffe, G., Morrison, S. J., O'Flaherty, V., Ramsey, R., Richards, K. G., Roehe, R., Smith, J., Smith, K., Takahashi, T., Thorman, R. E., Williams, J., Wiltshire, J. and Rees, R. M.
Abstract

Agriculture is essential for providing food and maintaining food security while concurrently delivering multiple other ecosystem services. However, agricultural systems are generally a net source of greenhouse gases and ammonia. They, therefore, need to substantively contribute to climate change mitigation and net zero ambitions. It is widely acknowledged that there is a need to further reduce and mitigate emissions across sectors, including agriculture to address the climate emergency and emissions gap. This discussion paper outlines a collation of opinions from a range of experts within agricultural research and advisory roles following a greenhouse gas and ammonia emission mitigation workshop held in the UK in March 2022. The meeting identified the top mitigation priorities within the UK’s agricultural sector to achieve reductions in greenhouse gases and ammonia that are compatible with policy targets. In addition, experts provided an overview of what they believe are the key knowledge gaps, future opportunities and co-benefits to mitigation practices as well as indicating the potential barriers to uptake for mitigation scenarios discussed

KeywordsAgriculture; Ammonia; Greenhouse gas; Mitigation; Net zero
Year of Publication2023
JournalFrontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering - FASE
Journal citation10 (2), pp. 268-280
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.15302/J-FASE-2023495
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or codeS2N - Soil to Nutrition - Work package 2 (WP2) - Adaptive management systems for improved efficiency and nutritional quality
S2N - Soil to Nutrition - Work package 3 (WP3) - Sustainable intensification - optimisation at multiple scales
Publisher's version
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online21 Mar 2023
Publication process dates
Accepted16 Mar 2023
ISSN2095-7505
PublisherHigher Education Press

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