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Climate change: Focus on farm carbon accounting

Factsheet 25 describes the principles behind a carbon account and the steps to go through to carry out a farm carbon audit.

Year of Publication2009

Land use and agriculture contributes about 7% of the UK's total greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon accounting enables farmers and land managers to estimate the emissions of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide produced from farm land and operations and to estimate the carbon locked up through soil and woodland management.

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greenhouse gassescarbon sequestration
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Providing inspiration and information on how to prepare your business for the impacts, opportunities, risks and responsibilities that climate change brings.

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