Net zero

Six Scottish islands to be carbon neutral by 2040

Six Scottish islands to be carbon neutral by 2040

Six Scottish islands have been chosen to partake in a project which would see them aim to become carbon neutral...

May 19, 2022

Investment in soils could not only benefit the environment – research

Investment in soils could not only benefit the environment – research

Investing in soils could benefit the environment, animal and human health as well as achieving a net zero target, according...

February 23, 2022

FDF launches Net Zero handbook

FDF launches Net Zero handbook

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has launched its handbook to help food and drink manufacturers on their journeys to...

November 9, 2021

Take steps towards net zero at Midlands Machinery Show

Take steps towards net zero at Midlands Machinery Show

The environment is an ever-increasing consideration for farmers aiming towards net zero, with payments favouring practices to benefit wildlife, water...

November 2, 2021

‘Countryside COP’ to take place this week

‘Countryside COP’ to take place this week

An environmental conference taking place this week – Countryside COP – hopes to showcase and inspire actions to tackle the...

October 10, 2021

McDonald’s commends NI supply chain

McDonald’s commends NI supply chain

McDonald’s celebrated 30 years of business in Northern Ireland this week and commended its suppliers in Northern Ireland for “punching...

October 7, 2021

NI farm trials to test willow’s ability to reduce methane emissions

NI farm trials to test willow’s ability to reduce methane emissions

Farm trials investigating the potential of willow to reduce livestock methane emissions are to begin in Northern Ireland in the...

October 6, 2021

Poots invests in NI ‘climate literacy’ project ahead of COP26

Poots invests in NI ‘climate literacy’ project ahead of COP26

Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture and Environment has invested in a ‘Carbon Literacy’ project to better inform the public about...

October 4, 2021

UK miscanthus research gets government funding to help meet net-zero

UK miscanthus research gets government funding to help meet net-zero

A project to facilitate more planting of the bioenergy crop, miscanthus, has been awarded over £150,000 of funding. The money...

September 2, 2021

‘Transparency’ needed when it comes to ‘net zero’ and ‘carbon neutral’ claims

‘Transparency’ needed when it comes to ‘net zero’ and ‘carbon neutral’ claims

A new initiative launched recently will focus on trying to improve the “integrity” of ‘voluntary carbon markets’, to help ensure...

August 10, 2021

UK to invest £10.5 million in research projects to improve resilience of woodlands

UK to invest £10.5 million in research projects to improve resilience of woodlands

Six research teams across the UK have been awarded £10.5 million to develop new tools and approaches to trees and...

August 10, 2021

NI net-zero: NI falling short on tree planting targets by 90%

NI net-zero: NI falling short on tree planting targets by 90%

Northern Ireland is falling short on tree planting levels required to pave the way to net-zero ambitions by more than...

June 21, 2021

CCC chairman tells Agriculture Committee net-zero by 2050 is ‘not possible’ for NI

CCC chairman tells Agriculture Committee net-zero by 2050 is ‘not possible’ for NI

The chairman of the UK’s Climate Change Committee (CCC) has told Northern Ireland politicians he is “not prepared” to tell...

June 17, 2021

Greenhouse gas emissions from NI agriculture up 1%

Greenhouse gas emissions from NI agriculture up 1%

Greenhouse gas emissions from Northern Irish agriculture have increased by 1% over the last recorded year, according to the latest...

June 16, 2021

NI’s net-zero plan will cost staggering £900 million a year

NI’s net-zero plan will cost staggering £900 million a year

Ambitions to upgrade Northern Ireland’s recommended 82% reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions to net-zero will cost an additional £900...

June 9, 2021

NI in-depth: What does NI’s Climate Change Bill actually mean for farming?

NI in-depth: What does NI’s Climate Change Bill actually mean for farming?

There has been a lot of talk about Northern Ireland’s proposed new Climate Change Bill as it begins its passage...

June 9, 2021

‘Eco-labelling’ and low-carbon farming tipped to boost poultry profits

‘Eco-labelling’ and low-carbon farming tipped to boost poultry profits

There is little time to waste in the race to provide the world’s growing population with healthy diets from sustainable...

June 4, 2021

Rathlin Island unveils carbon-neutral plans

Rathlin Island unveils carbon-neutral plans

Islanders on Rathlin have ambitions to generate their own renewable energy in an effort to create local jobs and achieve...

June 2, 2021