1125: Zero carbon land use
This paper is summarised from the Centre for Alternative Technology’s vision for the next 20 years ‘zerocarbonbritain2030’
Year of Publication2010
A zero carbon land use scenario could produce a healthy diet for Britain by 2030 from only 29% of the land currently used for food production, supplemented by low-carbon imports. Cattle and sheep stocks in particular would be much reduced but poultry and pigs less so. Total greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture are reduced to a fifth of their current quantity. Meanwhile the sector provides enough biomass to fulfil the fuel needs of the other sectors and to sequester carbon at a rate of 67 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Renewable energy > Biomass & biofuel
- Subject Collection > Rural policy & development > Economic development
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Climate change
RuSource Briefings is a free rural information service for anyone working in the countrysideWebsite
This is a brief summary of an item in the OpenFields Library. This free online library contains items of interest to practitioners and researchers in the agricultural and landbased industries.