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Join us at COP 26 for an REA and NFU Fringe Panel Discussion

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Our chairman, William Cracroft-Eley, will be on the panel for this discussion among other industry heavyweights (full panel to be announced shortly).

Title: Delivering a Decarbonised Agriculture Sector

Date and time: Nov 10th 2021, 13:30 – 15:00

Location: 200 St Vincent Street, Glasgow (15-20 minutes walk from the Main COP 26 Venue)


The IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land (2019) estimates that agriculture is directly responsible for up to 8.5% of all greenhouse gas emissions globally. In the UK, farms produce about 46.3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent a year – about one-tenth of UK GHG Emissions.

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has previously set an ambitious goal of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions for the sector by 2040.  The REA,  and its members, are committed to growing the opportunities for renewable and clean technologies in order to help the agriculture sector meet this aim, enabling farmers and landowners to take advantage of new innovative clean technologies and revenue streams.

Join this Fringe COP 26 Event to explore the integration of renewables and clean technology across agricultural activities, from energy crops to transport. Hear from prominent developers in the renewables and cleantech industry discussing opportunities for the agriculture sector and highlight further innovations being developed.

Key topics to be explored:

  • What are the key challenges to agricultural decarbonisation?
  • What role does agriculture have in contributing to decarbonising the UK energy systems?
  • Where are the potential technological innovations we need to see to allow the agriculture sector to meet its net-zero ambitions?
  • How is innovation changing the emissions associated with agricultural vehicles?
  • What are the barriers and key policy solutions required for the wider adoption of low carbon farming techniques?

There will be a number of presentations followed by a 45-minute panel discussion. Full panel to be announced shortly.

Learn more and book your place here: