Agriculture and LULUCF

LULUCF stands for Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry. This sector predominantly focuses on how the physical land is managed to reduce emissions, and at first might seemnature-field-summer-agriculture outside human influence. However, this includes the types of farming practises we use and the amount of forest cover the UK has. Greenhouse gas emissions in farming originate from livestock, manure, fertiliser and farming machinery. Emissions can be reduced in this area largely through better practise, for example managing fertiliser to be used at the times where it emits least. Reforestation of areas can also draw greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere, and will be especially important in the future to manage some of our hardest to treat emissions.

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