Date lodged: 24 May 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what action it can take to encourage increased uptake of carbon auditing among farmers.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 31 May 2017
Carbon audit tools can help farmers and crofters manage and reduce the carbon footprint of farming and crofting. By using resources more efficiently it can also potentially improve profitability.
The agriculture chapter in our draft Climate Change Action Plan commits to consulting on how best to ensure maximum uptake of carbon audits. Use of such tools is also promoted through the Scottish Government’s Farm Advisory Service.