The indicator framework aims to assess progress in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions whilst research is undertaken to improve the UK agricultural GHG inventory.
The framework, developed as part of the 2012 review of progress in reducing GHG emissions from agriculture in England, 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.
The indicators are updated on an ongoing basis as new data becomes available with an overall, annual assessment of progress published each July in the Agricultural Statistics and Climate Change publication.
The framework overview
(PDF, 275KB, 7 pages)
provides a summary of the key points for each indicator and an overall assessment of the current position. The ten indicators are: