Can the UK transition to sustainable farming within a decade?

Michael Holder
clock
Farming needs a major overhaul, the RSA Commission argues
Image:

Farming needs a major overhaul, the RSA Commission argues

Independent RSA Commission warns current farming system has exacerbated deforestation, soil degradation, and pollution - but change is possible

The UK's existing food and farming system has "damaged and depleted our precious and finite resources", and without an urgent overhaul risks further exacerbating deforestation, wildlife loss, soil degradation,...

To continue reading this article...

Join BusinessGreen

  • Enjoy exclusive news, insights and analysis from Europe’s leading source of information on the green economy and business.
  • Make smart, responsible business decisions with an eye on the latest regulatory and tech developments
  • Stay in the know with our overnight briefing, expertly curated help you run a competitive and sustainable business
  • Tap into our extensive archive of exclusive articles, news, analysis and guides
  • Choose from 3 paid membership levels or start a 7-day no strings trial

Join nowTry 7 day trial

 

Already a BusinessGreen member?

Login

More on Policy

Credit: iStock

G7 nations pledge to deliver near-zero carbon electricity grids by 2035

But draft proposal to set hard deadline for phase out of coal-powered electricity is struck from final version of agreement

Cecilia Keating
clock 27 May 2022 • 6 min read
Rooftops in Jordanhill, West Glasgow | Credit: iStock

The UK's net zero target is under threat because there's no plan to pay for it

Building decarbonisation is critical to delivering a net zero Britain, but neither the Treasury nor Scottish government have set out a vision for how a mass green homes retrofit programme could be funded, writes Glasgow Caledonian University’s Keith Baker...

Keith Baker, Glasgow Caledonian University
clock 26 May 2022 • 4 min read
Germany holds the G7 presidency in 2022

G7: Coal, energy security and biodiversity top UK agenda for Berlin meeting

Environment and energy ministers from world’s leading seven economies meet in Berlin this week to amid pressure to ramp up climate and nature commitments

Michael Holder
clock 26 May 2022 • 4 min read