Reducing Greenhouse-Gas Emissions from Crops

20 Jan 2015, 8:30 - 10:00

Meeting Room M, Portcullis House

Tel: 020 7219 8377

Listed by the IPCC as one of the three main causes of increases in greenhouse-gases, agriculture has a big part to play in tackling climate change.

This working breakfast was for MPs, Peers and their staff to discuss the science and resulting policy issues relating to the subject of how to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from crops in an intimate and informal session. Six experts in the field of agriculture and emissions mitigation spoke to the subject before answering questions.

The experts were:

  • Professor Malcolm Bennett, Professor of Plant Sciences in the Plant and Crop Sciences Division, University of Nottingham
  • Professor Simon Blackmore, Head of Engineering and specialist in precision agriculture, Harper Adams University
  • Professor Dave Reay, Assistant Principal and Chair in Carbon Management & Education, University of Edinburgh
  • Mr Laurence Smith, Senior Sustainability Researcher, Organic Research Centre at Elm Farm and member of the Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Inventory Research Platform
  • Dr Luke Spadavecchia, Agricultural Greenhouse-Gas R&D Platform Coordinator, Defra
  • Mr John Williams, Principal Research Scientist, ADAS UK Ltd and Work Package Leader for the UK’s Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Inventory Research Platform

A summary of the event is available here, along with additional briefing material provided by Professor Malcolm Bennett

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