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Agriculture and the land-based industries in Scotland play a major
role in many of the features which have an influence on the very real
problem of climate change. Both those in the industry and those
concerned with public good issues, politicians and legislators, are keen
to develop a greater understanding of how agricultural practices impact
on the drivers of climate change.
We have a special role to play in gaining the new knowledge needed
to understand the complex processes involved and also in developing a
technical understanding of changes which can be made to Scottish
agricultural and land management practices that will help ameliorate
climate change, particularly greenhouse gas emissions. For example,
Encouraging professionals in the land-based industries to consider new opportunities, such as:
Some factors which influence climate change in Scotland:
Among the challenges and opportunities climate change will present for the Scottish livestock industry are:
To find out more, check out Downloads below which include: