This series includes the Agricultural Statistics and Climate Change publication and a set of indicators that assess progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture in England.
The Agricultural Statistics and Climate Change publication brings together existing statistics on agriculture in order to help inform the understanding of agriculture and greenhouse gas emissions. It summarizes available statistics that relate directly and indirectly to emissions and includes statistics on farmer attitudes to climate change mitigation and uptake of mitigation measures. It also incorporates statistics emerging from developing research and provides some international comparisons.
The indicator framework aims to assess progress in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions whilst research is undertaken to improve the UK agricultural GHG inventory. It consists of ten key indicators covering farmer attitudes and knowledge, the uptake of mitigation methods and the GHG emission intensity of production in key agricultural sectors. As far as possible, it reflects the farm practices which are aligned to the Industry’s Greenhouse Gas Action Plan and acknowledges the indicators set out in the Committee on Climate Change annual progress reports.