Tag: agriculture

Campaigners call for action on sustainable farming as Agriculture Bill passed

19 Jun 2024

Campaigners have renewed calls for the Scottish government to deliver sustainable farming, as the Agriculture and Rural Communities Bill passed into law yesterday evening.  Members of Scottish Environment LINK want the Scottish government to replace its outdated farm funding system with one that helps farmers and crofters produce food in ways that help tackle climate change and […]

Scottish government must do more to reduce farming emissions to meet Net Zero

18 Apr 2024

A coalition of leading environment charities has called on the Scottish government to do more to cut emissions from farming following today’s announcement that the government will weaken its 2030 climate targets.  The charities, members of Scottish Environment LINK, say they are deeply concerned by the changes to the targets. They have welcomed the focus […]

Campaigners say rise in farm emissions makes case for radical change in Agriculture Bill

26 Jun 2023

The Scottish Government must commit to a radical new system of farm funding to deal with climate change, environmental campaigners have said.   The call comes after new figures, published last week, show that climate emissions from agriculture have risen to become the second largest source of Scottish emissions.   The 2021 Scottish emissions statistics show that […]

New report reveals Scottish farming must adapt to reflect climate change and nature loss

11 May 2023

The way we fund our farms is making climate change worse and risks our food security, according to a significant new report – which campaigners say makes the case for a radical approach to the upcoming Agriculture Bill.  Farm for Scotland’s Future: the case for change sets out how the Scottish government’s forthcoming Agriculture Bill […]

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