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Farming and Environment | 25th April 2024
 

Climate Targets making farmers ‘hostages to deadlines’

 
 
NFUS Vice-President Alasdair Macnab
 

‘Any on-farm efficiency measures should be rewarded’

The Scottish Government’s decision to ditch its ambitious interim climate targets has been welcomed by farmers’ leaders.
NFU Scotland Vice-President Alasdair Macnab said the real goal is net zero but the emphasis should be on how to get there rather being hostages to deadlines.

“We know that Scottish farmers and crofters, if appropriately equipped and empowered with the right tools and support, will play a key role in meeting net zero targets,” he said. “Along with all other sectors, Scottish agriculture is already adapting to changing circumstances around climate change, the opportunities and threats it presents, and building the resilience required to continue to deliver high quality agricultural production, whilst ensuring that we play our part on mitigation and adaptation.

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