Emissions from Crops POST note 486 issued by Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

27th January 2015

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology issued "Emissions from Crops" a POST note (486) on 20th January 2015.

Agriculture contributes 9% of the UK's greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions burden and 10-12&% globally. Although there is a long-term declining trend from UK agriculture, the sector may account for a larger share of overall emissions in the future as other sectors reduce emissions. This POST note focuses on reducing GHG emissions from growing and storing arable and horticultural crops.